Park Chan-wook’s ‘Oldboy’ returns to theaters with a new trailer for its 20th Anniversary restoration

Following his successful return to the world of feature films with last year’s ‘Decision to Leave’, renowned director Park Chan-wook has turned his attention to television. His latest venture, ‘The Sympathizer’, is set to premiere on HBO in 2024. However, before that, fans of the celebrated director will be treated to a theatrical re-release of his acclaimed revenge thriller ‘Oldboy’ to mark its 20th anniversary. NEON has unveiled a new trailer ahead of the summer re-release.

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The 2003 movie, featuring Choi Min-sik, Yoo Ji-tae, and Kang Hye-jeong, has been meticulously restored and remastered for an August 16th theatrical re-debut. For those unacquainted with the film, here’s a spoiler-free synopsis: The plot revolves around Oh Dae-su, who, after 15 years of captivity, is set free and tasked with finding his captor within five days.

In an interview with EW, Park Chan-wook shared his experience of creating the film’s climactic ending, revealing that the idea came to him in a moment of unexpected inspiration. He described it as a joyous moment that remains a treasured memory.

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The newly-released trailer and poster for ‘Oldboy’, along with the teaser for Park Chan-wook’s ‘The Sympathizer’, are available for viewing.

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