Oldboy (Korean movie)

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[ adapted from Old Boy (manga) ]

Alternative title:
Cinco días para vengarse (Spanish)
Old Boy
Old Boy - hämnden (Swedish)
Oldboy-Velho amigo (Portuguese)
Oldeuboi (Korean)
올드보이 (Korean)
15 ans volés (French)
Themes: revenge
Objectionable content: Intense
Plot Summary: 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, he soon finds out that not only his kidnapper has still plans for him, but that those plans will serve as the even worse finale to 15 years of imprisonment.
Running time: 120 minutes
Production cost: ¥300,000,000 ($3,000,000)
Vintage: 2003
Premiere date:
2003-11-21 (South Korea)
2004-05-15 (France, Cannes Film Festival)
2004-06-24 (Russia, Moscow Film Festival)
2004-07-04 (Czech Republic, Karlovy Vary International Film Festival)
2004-08-13 (Germany, Berlin Fantasy Filmfest)
2004-08-28 (Denmark, Copenhagen International Film Festival)
2004-09-02 (Germany)
2004-09-15 (Canada, Toronto International Film Festival)
2004-09-18 (Finland, Helsinki International Film Festival)
2004-09-29 (France)
2004-09-30 (Hong Kong, Korean Film Festival)
2004-10-06 (Israel)
2004-10-08 (Poland)
2004-10-11 (Turkey, Istanbul FilmOctober Film Week) (premiere)
2004-10-14 (Hong Kong)
2004-10-14 (Singapore)
2004-10-15 (Ireland)
2004-10-15 (Turkey)
2004-10-17 (Austria, Vienna International Film Festival)
2004-11-05 (Greece)
2004-11-06 (Tokyo, Japan)
2004-11-11 (Netherlands)
2004-11-13 (Belgium)
2004-11-15 (UK)
2004-11-17 (Russia)
2004-11-23 (Norway, Oslo International Film Festival)
2004-11-23 (Sweden, Stockholm International Film Festival)
2004-12-03 (Austria)
2004-12-10 (Finland)
2005-01-07 (Iceland)
2005-01-21 (Sweden)
2005-01-28 (Spain)
2005-02-10 (Hungary)
2005-03-03 (Australia)
2005-03-10 (Portugal)
2005-03-11 (USA, Cleveland International Film Festival)
2005-03-12 (Argentina, Mar del Plata Film Festival)
2005-03-25 (USA, limited)
2005-04-01 (USA, Wisconsin Film Festival)
2005-04-03 (Czech Republic, Febio Film Festival)
2005-04-13 (Argentina, Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema)
2005-04-22 (USA, Indianapolis International Film Festival)
2005-05-05 (Czech Republic)
2005-05-06 (Italy)
2005-05-13 (Brazil, limited)
2005-05-27 (Romania, Transilvania International Film Festival)
2005-06-17 (Estonia)
2005-08-19 (Mexico City, Mexico)
2005-09-02 (Toluca, Mexico)
2005-09-23 (Norway)
2005-10-06 (Georgia, Tbilisi International Film Festival)
2005-10-11 (Hong Kong, Hong Kong Asian Film Festival)
2005-10-14 (Taiwan, limited)
2005-11-10 (Argentina)
2005-11-18 (Greece, Thessaloniki International Film Festival)
2006-01-05 (Slovakia)
2006-03-03 (USA, Lake County Film Festival)
2006-05-05 (Denmark)
2006-09-22 (Venezuela)
2006-10-12 (Peru)
2009-09-23 (Philippines, Korean Film Festival)
Official website:
Official site (Russian)
Official site (French)
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Blu-Ray (Region A)
    Oldboy (Blu-Ray) 2007-11-06 (from $19.90)
    Oldboy - 10th Anniversary Edition (Sub.Blu-Ray) 2013-10-08 (from $22.46)
DVD (Region 1)
    Oldboy [Collector's Edition] (DVD) 2006-11-14 (from $99.99)
    Oldboy [Full Screen] (DVD) 2005-08-23 (from $18.79)
    Oldboy [Widescreen] (DVD) 2005-08-23 (from $13.07)
Soundtrack
    Oldboy (OST) 2011-02-15 (from $13.48)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
(none)
Japanese companies
Distributor: Toshiba Entertainment
English staff
English cast
(none)
Michael McConnohie as Dae-su Oh

Sherry Lynn as Mi-do
Stephanie Sheh as Lee Soo-ah

Crispin Freeman as Woo-jin Lee
Joe Cappelletti as Dae-su Oh(Young)
Kari Wahlgren as Hypnotist
Kirk Thornton as Park Cheol-woong
Mari Devon as Beautician
Steve Kramer as
Cop
Newscaster
English companies
Licensed by:
Palisades Tartan (2008-)
Tartan Films
Korean staff
Korean cast
Byeong-ok Kim as Mr. Han

Dae-han Ji as No Joo-hwan
Dae-yeon Lee as Beggar
Dal-su Oh as Park Cheol-woong
Hye-jeong Kang as Mi-do
Il-han Oo as Young Joo-hwan
Ji-tae Yu as Woo-jin Lee
Jin-seo Yun as Lee Soo-ah
Kwang-rok Oh as Suicidal Man
Min-sik Choi as Dae-su Oh
Seung-Shin Lee as Yoo Hyung-ja
Tae-kyung Oh as Young Dae-su
Yeon-suk Ahn as Young Woo-jin
Yong Yi as Delivery Boy

Korean companies
Dailies: HFR
Distributor: Starmax
Production:
Egg Films
Show East
French staff
French companies
(none)
Distributor: BAC Films
French cast
(none)
Spanish staff
Spanish cast
ADR Director: Rosa Sanchez (Spain dub)
Translation: María José Aguirre de Cárcer (Spain dub)
ADR Script: Rosa Sanchez (Spain dub)

ADR Engineer:
Isabel Ranz (Spain dub)
Miguel Gascón (Spain dub)
Mix Engineer: Jesús Javier Sáiz (Spain dub)
Carlos Ysbert as Dae-su Oh(Spain dub)

Mar Bordallo as Mi-do(Spain dub)
Sandra Jara as Soo-ah Lee(Spain dub)

Adolfo Moreno as Woo-jin Lee(Spain dub; young)
Iñaki Crespo as Cheol-woong Park(Spain dub)
Iván Jara as Dae-su Oh(Spain dub; young)
Jesús Alberto Pinillos as Joo-hwan No(Spain dub; young)
Juan Amador Pulido as Joo-hwan No(Spain dub)
Pepa Castro as Yoo(Spain dub)
Roberto Cuenca Rodríguez Jr as Mr. Han(Spain dub)
Roberto Encinas as Woo-jin Lee(Spain dub)

Fernando Cabrera(Spain dub)
Spanish companies
Distributor: Filmhouse
Dubbing Studio: Estudios EXA (Spain dub)
Italian staff
Italian companies
(none)
Distributor: Lucky Red
Italian cast
(none)
German staff
German companies
(none)
German cast
(none)
Dutch staff
Dutch companies
(none)
Dutch cast
(none)
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