Old Boy (2005)

Old Boy
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating R
Runtime 1hr 59mins.
Genres Drama, Action, Thriller, Foreign
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Park Hyun-won Lighting n/a 798 6000002
Kim Sang-bum Editor n/a 172 7000001
Cho Young-wuk Music n/a 120781 8000001
Chung-Hoon Chung Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Han Jae-duk Line Producer n/a 161 5000001
Chan-Wook Park Screenplay n/a 120778 4000003
Tsuchiya Garon Source Material (from story) 120786 4000004
Minegishi Nobuaki Source Material (from story) 120786 4000005
Shim Hyun-jung Original Score Score 120839 8000002
Lee Ji-soo Original Score Score 120839 8000003
Lee Sang-wook Sound Production Sound Manager 120816 14000001
Lee Seong-chul Sound Supervisor n/a 120883 14000002
Lee Jung Soo Special Effects n/a 168 23000001
Cho Sang-kyung Wardrobe n/a 120823 13000002
Son Chong-hee Makeup n/a 353 13000001
Yoo Seong-hee Production Designer Production Design 164 9000001
Ryu Seong-heui Art Director n/a 183 9000002
Lim Jun-hyung Screenplay n/a 120778 4000002
Hwang Jo-yun Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Oh Kwang-Rok Actor Suicide Man 1 1000007
Oh Tae-gyung Actor Young Dae-su 1 1000008
Ahn Yeon-suk Actor Young Woo-jin 1 1000009
Lee Dae-Yun Actor Beggar 1 1000006
Yun Jin-seo Actor Lee Soo-ah 1 1000005
Ji Dae-han Actor No Joo-hwan 1 1000002
Oh Dal-su Actor Park Cheol-woong 1 1000003
Lee Seung-shin Actor Yoo Hyung-ja 1 1000004
OO Il-han Actor Young Joo-hwan 1 1000010
Kim Byung-ok Actor Chief Guard (Mr Han) 1 1000011
Kim Jang-wook Executive Producer n/a 174 3000002
Syd Lim Co-Producer n/a 170 3000003
Ji Young-joon Associate Producer n/a 171 3000004
Kim Dong-joo Producer n/a 3 3000001
Chan-Wook Park Director n/a 2 2000001
Choi Min-shik Actor Dae-su Oh 1 1000012
Kang Hye-Won Actor Mido 1 1000013
Yu Ji-tae Actor Woo-jin Lee 1 1000001
Synopsis
OH Dae-su is an ordinary Seoul businessman with a wife and little daughter who, after a drunken night on the town, is locked up in a strange, private "prison" for 15 years. No one will tell him why he is there and whom his jailer is, but he is kept in reasonably comfortable quarters and has a TV to keep him company. While watching TV, he discovers that he has been framed for his wife's murder and realizes that, during one of the occasions in which he was knocked out with gas, someone has drawn blood from him and left it at the scene of the crime. The imprisonment lasts for fifteen years until Dae-su finds himself unexpectedly deposited on a grass-covered high-rise rooftop. OH Dae-su is determined to discover who his mysterious enemy is. He gets his first clue when a homeless man hands him a cell phone and a wallet full of cash. Later, while Dae-su is eating in a Japanese restaurant, the phone rings and a voice challenges him to find the reason for his imprisonment. Dae-su blacks out only to awaken in the apartment of the restaurant's pretty, young waitress, Mido. Mido helps him search for his hidden prison, but one night, Dae-su finds Mido exchanging emails with a mysterious stranger who seems to know all about him. Convinced Mido has betrayed him, he continues the search on his own. Dae-su locates his former prison and beats up the gangsters who served as his captors. A tape offers clues as to his enemy's motives, but not his identity. Dae-su blacks out on the street and after being helped into a cab by his mysterious, but still unnamed foe, he ends up back at Mido's. An old friend who owns a cyber café helps Dae-su discover that Mido's emailer, "Evergreen," is indeed the man who had him locked up. Dae-su is enraged by Mido's apparent betrayal, but a face-to-face confrontation with his smooth-talking adversary ends with Dae-Su's conviction that she is innocent. The man gives Dae-su five days to discover who he is and why he imprisoned him. He is told that if he succeeds, the man will kill himself; if he does not, he will kill Mido.