What Drives 'Oldboy'?

September 25, 2013

Who imprisoned Josh Brolin for years without explanation, and why did they let him out -- again, with no explanation? That's the mystery that surrounds Spike Lee's remake of the Korean modern film classic Oldboy, and now a brand-new featurette delves into the raw energy expended to make the new film a unique entity.

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In theaters November 27, Oldboy is a provocative, visceral thriller that follows the story of Joe Doucette (Brolin), a man who is abruptly kidnapped and held hostage for 20 years in solitary confinement, for no apparent reason. When he is suddenly released without explanation, he begins an obsessive mission to find out who imprisoned him, only to discover that the real mystery is why he was set free. Elizabeth Olsen, Samuel L. Jackson and Sharlto Copley also star.



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