Opened Wednesday, August 16, 2023
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New 4K Restoration! Special Twentieth Anniversary Re-release with a special recorded intro by director Park Chan-wook!
Restored and remastered in stunning 4K, Park Chan-Wook’s
(Decision to Leave, The Handmaiden) influential masterpiece returns to theaters
for the first time in decades, still as shocking as ever. After being
mysteriously kidnapped and imprisoned with no human contact for fifteen years,
Oh Dae-Su (Choi Min-sik) is suddenly released without any explanation. In a
twisted game of cat and mouse, he has only five days to retrace his past, track
down his captors, and get his revenge.
“A wild, intensely cinematic ride.”
– Variety “Shakespearean in its violence.” – Wall Street Journal
- Country South Korea
- Language Korean with English Subtitles
- Year 2003
- Running Time 119 minutes
- Distributor Neon
- Director Park Chan-wook
- Cast Choi Min-sik, Yoo Ji-tae, Gang Hye-jung
- Accessibility Assistive Listening, T-Coil
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