South Korea, Japan


Based on a Japanese comic book, OLD BOY is a story about pursuit and revenge between a man who was imprisoned and a man who imprisoned him, is the most anticipated thriller of this year.

Director's Statement

OLD BOY is a story about 'Vengeance' that I also described in my previous film, SYMPATHY FOR MR VENGEANCE. The two films may look very similar, but I wanted to deliver different perspectives of 'Vengeance' through OLD BOY; the positive side to let people feel catharsis through the act of 'Vengeance'. To me, 'Vengeance' is the most dramatic subject in the world.

Cast & Crew

Directed by: Park Chanwook

Written by: Hwang Jo-yun, Lim Jun-hyung, Park Chanwook

Produced by: Kim Dong-joo

Nominations and Awards

  • Screen International Award (for a non-European film) 2004