Electric Sheep Film Club: Oldboy

Still from Oldboy by Park Chan-wook

Date: Wednesday 1 July

Time: 8pm

Venue: Prince Charles Cinema, London

Price: £5.00/£3.50 Prince Charles members

Certificate: 18

Dir: Park Chan-wook, South Korea 2003

Prince Charles Cinema website

ticketWEDNESDAY 1 JULY, Prince Charles Cinema, 8pm : OLDBOY

In Park Chan-wook’s extraordinary visual assault, a man is kidnapped and imprisoned for 15 years without knowing why. When he is finally released from this Kafka-esque nightmare, he is hell-bent on revenge and seeks to uncover his tormentor’s identity. What follows is a twisted cat and mouse game that takes the protagonist and the audience through extremes of emotion, exploring the dark energy of vengeance. Exhilarating, horrifying, blackly humorous and heart-wrenching in equal measure, this is an unmissable masterpiece of cinematic cruelty. Oldboy was Park’s breakthrough movie in the UK, cementing his reputation as one of the most original and challenging directors currently making movies in the Far East.

Next screening: WEDNESDAY 5 AUGUST – Carnival of Souls

Read Virginie Sélavy’s interview with Park
Read Alex Fitch’s interview with Park in Wheel Me Out magazine / listen to the podcast