When did you last see Oldboy on the big screen? In fact, have you ever seen it on the big screen? Come to think of it, I’m not sure if I have myself. Like many, I’ve got the DVD, and sometimes watch it when it’s screened on Film 4, and of course many of the scenes are imprinted on the memory. But it’s one of those films that can bear several re-viewings.
And an opportunity to see it in a theatre, preceded by a live orchestral performance of some of its memorable soundtrack, and followed by a Q & A with its music director Cho Young-wuk, is not to be missed.
Oldboy 10th Anniversary celebration
Park Chan-wook, 2003, 120 mins.
7pm, 25 September 2014, Odeon West End
Reserve your seat via the KCC website. Admission free.
Synopsis: In 1988, businessman Oh Dae-su (Choi Min-sik) is walking drunk through the streets of Seoul, missing his daughter’s 4th birthday. While walking through the streets, he is kidnapped. He wakes up in a solitary confinement in a hotel-like prison. Confined with no human contact or explanation for his kidnapping, Dae-su soon learns through news reports his wife has been murdered, and he is the prime suspect. Dae-su passes the time shadowboxing, planning revenge, and secretly attempting to tunnel out of his cell.
Special Event for 10th Anniversary since Grand Prix at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival
Prior to this Oldboy screening, there will be a live concert playing a series of Cho Young Wuk’s wonderful film music. Also a Q&A with Cho (moderated by Christopher Letcher) will follow after the screening.
(automatically generated) Read LKL’s review of this event here.