2003 Classic Oldboy Plays Again This Weekend

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oldboy movie posterMondoCelluloid is warning audiences to prepare to have their mind blown when Chan-wook Park’s Oldboy screens at The Art Theatre this weekend.

Virtually hand-selected by Quentin Tarantino for American audiences, director Chan-wook Park’s Oldboy blew 2003 audiences away with its moments of almost gleefully extreme violence, pitch-dark comedy, a carefully structured story, and a shock ending that made everything that came before feel like child’s play.

Currently standing at #103 on IMDB’s list of the Top 250 Films of All Time, South Korean Oldboy received over 15 international awards, including Best Foreign Film at the British Independent Film Awards, and the Grand Prix of the Jury Awards at the Cannes Film Festival.

Min-sik Choi plays Dae-su Oh, a simple, unassuming “Everyman” who is kidnapped and imprisoned in a dingy cell, without the slightest explanation.  Fifteen miserable years later he suddenly finds himself in the possession of money, a cellphone, a fashionable wardrobe, and with his cell door wide open. Determined to find an explanation—and more so, revenge—he soon finds out that his kidnapper has still plans for him…

Watch The Movie Trailer for Oldboy

Tickets on sale now at the Art Theatre box office, or by clicking here!

This screening of Oldboy is part of the MondoCelluloid.com midnight series of cult, camp, and horror revival classics. The movie starts Friday, January 21, at 11:55 p.m. The Art Theatre is located at 2025 E. 4th St. Long Beach.

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