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5th July 2019
By Louise Buckler


Our newly restored in 4K, Park Chan-wook's tale of bloody vengeance OLDBOY is heading back to UK cinemas from August 2nd


Often cited as one of the best films of the 2000s and possibly the definitive example of extreme Asian cinema, Oldboy is a brutal, lyrical modern classic of the revenge genre.

Based on the Japanese manga of the same name, the film tells the horrific tale of Oh Dae-su (Choi Min-sik), a businessman who is inexplicably kidnapped and imprisoned in a grim hotel room-like cell for 15 years, without knowing his captor or the reason for his incarceration. Eventually released, he learns of his wife’s murder and embarks on a quest for revenge whilst also striking up a romance with a young, attractive sushi chef, Mi-do (Kang Hye-jung). He eventually finds his tormentor, but their final encounter will yield yet more unimaginable horrors...

Directed with immense flair by Park Chan-wook (The Handmaiden) as the second instalment of his Vengeance Trilogy, Oldboy blazed a trail at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival where it was lauded by the President of the Jury, director Quentin Tarantino. The film went on to become a huge international smash, blowing audiences minds with its concoction of filmmaking virtuosity, ingenious plotting, pathos and violence.


 Catch it on the big screen at the following cinemas:

From 2nd August
IFI, Dublin
Prince Charles Cinema, London
Genesis Mile End, London
QFT, Belfast
Mockingbird Cinema, Birmingham
Film Theatre, Glasgow
Everyman, Bristol
Stella Theatre - Devlin, Dublin
Light House, Dublin
Palas, Galway
Cineworld - Broad Street, Birmingham
Cineworld Cardiff
Cineworld Dublin
Cineworld - Renfrew Street, Glasgow
Cineworld Nottingham
Cineworld Sheffield
Cineworld Stevenage
Cineworld Wolverhampton
Cineworld - Union Square, Aberdeen
Cineworld - Didsbury, Manchester
Cineworld Edinburgh
Cineworld Wandsworth


From 9th August
Belmont, Aberdeen


From 23rd August
Regent Street Cinema, London
Film House, Edinburgh



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