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OLDBOY (2003)

OLDBOY <span>(2003)</span> artwork

OLDBOY (2003)

Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 115

Release dates 02/08/2019, 15/10/2004

Ratings Info strong violence

Genre(s) Thriller, Action

Director(s) Park Chan-wook

Cast includes Min-sik Choi, Ji-tae Yu, Hye-jeong Kang

Summary OLDBOY is a South Korean action thriller, from 2003, in which a man has to work out why he was held captive for fifteen years.

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

  • Suitable only for adults icon18

Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 23/07/2019

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

OLDBOY is a South Korean action thriller, from 2003, in which a man has to work out why he was held captive for fifteen years.

Violence

Violence is bloody and sometimes sadistic, including a scene in which a man's teeth are removed with a hammer. There is also a scene in which a man cuts off his own tongue with scissors.

The film also contains a scene of sexual assault, references to incest, scenes of strong sex and sexual activity, nudity, suicide and attempted suicide, and strong language ('f**k').

In one scene a man eats a live octopus. While at least one animal was killed in order to create this sequence, octopuses are invertebrates and therefore do not comprise 'protected animals' within the meaning of the Animal Welfare Act 2006. This means there are no grounds on which to intervene under the terms of the Cinematograph Films (Animals) Act 1937. However, some viewers may find the scene disturbing or upsetting.

Details

Title
OLDBOY
Year
2003
Formats
Cinema, DVD
Distributor(s)
Tartan Video Ltd,Tartan Films,Arrow Film Distributors Ltd
Classified date(s)
28/06/2019
Main language
Korean
Other languages
English
BBFC reference
AZF201523

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