An average man is kidnapped and imprisoned in a shabby cell for 15 years without explanation. He then is released, equipped with money, a cellphone and expensive clothes. As he strives to explain his imprisonment and get his revenge, Oh Dae-Su soon finds out that his kidnapper has a greater plan for him and is set onto a path of pain and suffering in an attempt to uncover the motive of his mysterious tormentor. 

2003, South Korea, 120 min., 18+
Chan-wook Park
Min-sik Choi, Ji-tae Yu, Hye-jeong Kang, Dal-su Oh
action, drama, thriller, mystery
Awards & Festivals
Cannes Film Festival – Grand Prix of The Jury
Sundance Film Festival – participation
Toronto International Film Festival – participation
SXSW Film Festival – participation
Sitges International Film Festival – Best Director, José Luis Guarner Critic's Award
Stockholm International Film Festival – Audience Award
Bergen International Film Festival – Audience Award
Bangkok International Film Festival – Best Director
Asian-Pacific Film Festival – Best Director, Best Actor
BIFA Award – Best Foreign-Language Film
Grand Bell Award – Best Director, Best Actor, Best Music, Best Editing, Best Lighting, 
Hong Kong Movie Award – Best Asian Film

Currently on screen