Arthouse Alert: Extreme Korean Film "Oldboy" Tonight (5/13) and Tomorrow (5/14) in Boston

Arthouse Alert: Extreme Korean Film "Oldboy" Tonight (5/13) and Tomorrow (5/14) in Boston

This really is one of the more disturbing movies of the past decade, but that doesn’t make it bad. Korean director Park Chan-wook weaves a fascinating yarn about a Seoul businessman who is abducted and held in one room with nothing but a television for 15 years. When he is finally released, he and his trusty hammer seek revenge. Along the way, there’s a litany of heinousness: a live octopus is consumed, limbs are removed, and upsetting family secrets are spilled. Sound confusing? It makes terrible, terrible sense once you see it. Truly a one-of-a-kind cinematic experience.—Finn Cohen

Oldboy (2003)
Friday, May 13 and Saturday, May 14
Midnight (both nights)
Coolidge Corner Theatre
290 Harvard St, Brookline, Mass.
Tickets $9

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