# 119. Oldboy (2003)

IMDB TOP 250 Movies
(As part of my 101 in 1001 project, I am going to watch the entire list. I will not re-watch films I have already seen. My goal with this task is not to watch the whole list from scratch, but to complete it.)

# 119. Oldboy (2003)
With no clue how he came to be imprisoned, drugged and tortured for 15 years — and no one to hold accountable for his suffering — a desperate businessman seeks revenge on his captors, relying on assistance from a friendly waitress. A mesmerizing psychological drama with a resolution that will leave you speechless.
Speechless I was. There are very few movies that are this disturbing, intense and confusing. Yet, you can’t take your eyes of the screen as the plot unfolds bit by bit, leading up to the horrifying climax. This is one movie that is not predictable.


One thought on “# 119. Oldboy (2003)

  1. Let me recommend the other two movies in this trilogy as well – they’re not related, except that they all are studies on revenge.

    Sympathy for Lady Vengeance and Sympathy for Mr Vengeance are on my all-time ‘oh my’ list. There’s a classroom scene in Lady Vengeance that is burned into my brain, makes me afraid to have children for how vulnerable they are.

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