Oldboy
  • Directors(s)

    Park Chan-wook

  • Production Year

    2003

  • Release date

    02/08/2019

  • Genre(s)

    Action, Thriller, Action

  • Approx. running minutes

    120m

  • Cast

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

Film

Oldboy

strong violence

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.

  • Directors(s)

    Park Chan-wook

  • Production Year

    2003

  • Release date

    02/08/2019

  • Genre(s)

    Action, Thriller, Action

  • Approx. running minutes

    120m

  • Cast

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

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.

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OldboyCinema120m 11sArrow Film Distributors Ltd28/06/2019
OldboyCinema120m 2sTartan Films14/09/2004
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OldboyPhysical media + VOD/Streaming114m 57sTartan Video Ltd27/10/2006
OldboyPhysical media + VOD/Streaming114m 56sTartan Video Ltd02/03/2005
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OldboyCinema1m 47sArrow Film Distributors Ltd18/07/2019
OldboyCinema1m 32sTartan Films16/09/2004
OldboyCinema1m 10sTartan Films08/09/2004
  • Classified date

    28/06/2019

  • BBFC reference

    BFF201523

  • Language

    Korean