Wednesday Oct 23 07:30 PM
Sunday Oct 27 07:30 PM
Wednesday Oct 30 07:30 PM
Friday Nov 01 01:00 PM
Doris Duke Theatre
Museum members: $8.00
General Admission: $10.00
About the Film:
Directed by Park Chan-Wook. 2003. Korea. 120 mins. Korean with English subtitles.
People are still talking about the live octopus scene (hint: it takes place in a restaurant) in this example of Korean pulp-fiction cool. Oh Dae-su (Choi Min-sik) is a seemingly ordinary businessman, husband and father whose reputation for womanizing is well known. One day, for reasons he doesn’t understand, Oh Dae-su finds himself locked in a prison cell, with no idea of what his crime was or whom his jailers may be. With a small television as his only link to the outside world and a daily ration of mandoo as his only sustenance, Oh Dae-su struggles to keep his mind and body intact. When he learns through a news report that his wife has been killed, he begins digging an escape tunnel—with a pair of chopsticks. Before he can finish—and after 15 years behind bars—Oh Dae-su is released. Emotionally stunted but physically strong after 15 years in jail, Oh Dae-su struggles to unravel the secret of who is responsible for his imprisonment, what happened to his wife and daughter, and how to best get revenge against his captors.
View the trailer.
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