July 29, 2004 at 6:30 PM
Korean Cultural Service New York
Chan-wook Park, Drama(Thriller), 2003, 120 minutes
Dae-su Oh is kidnapped and held in a solitary room for fifteen years. Upon his release, he is given one task by his captor: to find out the reasons for his kidnapping. With a decade and a half of built up aggression and rage, Dae-su Oh searches for the answers that robbed him of his life.
Winner of the 2004 Cannes Grand Prix award, Old Boy is the newest offering by writer-director Chan-wook Park, whose other films include 2000's Joint Security Area and 2002's Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance. Old Boy was screened at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival in May.
Guest speaker Yoon-jung Cho will give a short introduction to the film, and will lead an audience discussion afterwards. A reception will follow.