Behind the Scenes of Oldboy

Oldboy is probably THE most popular Korean movie in the world, and has proved itself as a great starting point for many movie fans who are discovering Korean cinema for the first time. And it's a starting point for this blog as well, being first post made here.

While browsing I accidentally stumbled upon this amazing video that was included with collectors edition of Oldboy and which some good soul uploaded has Youtube. A behind the scenes / Making Of documentary.

Cinematography, acting, story. Everything in this movie is on the highest level. And now we have chance, for more than three hours to be a part of it.

To see genius personality of director Chan-wook Park in person. To see famous actors like Byung-hun Lee and Kang-ho Song paying casual visits to set just to have a few laughs with friends. Interaction of crew and actors. Technical difficulties and filming techniques. And to see how many octopus were eaten during famous scene? Priceless.

It's amazing insight into Korean working culture and brilliant personalities who are behind this movie.

A treat to any movie fan. And with american remake of Oldboy soon hitting cinemas, it's about time to remember what made the original so great.


  1. Hey man, great site! This has no relation to the actual post I´m on, but I was just wondering if could recommend me some good ones. I´m pretty fresh into South Korean cinema so I´m working my way through Park, bong and Woon, but would love recommendations outside those!

  2. Check All Movies section for more :)

    But I would recommend Hong-jin Na films, The Chaser and Yellow Sea, his works are somehow similar to directors you mentioned.

    Also Chang-dong Lee works are great, Secret Sunshine, Oasis, Poetry, Peppermint Candy.

    And of course Ki-duk Kim. Samaria, 3-Iron, some of his many works :)

  3. I usually dont watch korean movies, i usually watch bollywood or Hollywood movies so it will be a new experience to watch Korean movies.I will try to watch few in my spare time.