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Baltimore Korean Movie Series: Oldboy image

Baltimore Korean Movie Series: Oldboy

Continuing to expand the outreach of Korean arts and culture regionally, the Korean Cultural Center Washington, D.C. presents a free series of milestone Korean films at Parkway Theatre in Baltimore, Maryland, showing a critically acclaimed blockbuster each month in partnership with the Maryland Film Festival.


Oldboy is a 2003 Korean neo-noir action film co-written and directed by the legendary Park Chan-wook. It is the second installment in Park’s signature Vengeance Trilogy, preceded by Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance and followed by Sympathy for Lady Vengeance.This gritty, dark film tells the story of Oh Dae-su (Choi Min-sik), a seemingly innocent man who is bizarrely imprisoned in a hotel-like cell for 15 years, not knowing his captors or their motives. When Dae-su is suddenly freed, he finds himself still trapped in a web of conspiracy and violence. He must fight his way out to discover the truth, while searching for his daughter from his previous life. His own quest for vengeance becomes tied with romance when he falls in love with a young sushi chef Mi-do (Kang Hye-jung).


Oldboy won the Grand Prix at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival,among numerous other major international prizes. An American remake with the same title, directed by Spike Lee, was released in 2013. Born and raised in Korea, Park is also well known for The Handmaiden (2016), Stoker (2013), and Thirst (2009).


This film is for mature audiences for language, violence, and adult themes. 120 minutes. In Korean with English subtitles. Light Korean appetizers will be provided at 6:30 p.m. before the film is screened.



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WHEN: Thursday, July 19 @ 7 p.m. 

WHERE: Parkway Theatre (5 W North Ave, Baltimore, MD 21201)



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