Top 9 Oldboy Movie Details

While searching the internet for Oldboy movie facts, I found some interesting little known details. Obscure enough that most people could miss it, I want to make you a favor by creating ordered lists with the most intriguing hidden details.

Most of them are not blatantly obvious to be observed at first sight, so take your time and read carefully. We have extensive definitions that accurately explain any behind the scene meaning or famous dialogues.

At the start of 'Oldboy' (2003) Woo-jin appears on a wanted poster above Dae-su.

The young woman Joe encounters near the start is wearing angel wings that are almost identical to the ones worn by the protagonist of the original Korean film the remake is based on.
The young woman Joe encounters near the start is wearing angel wings that are almost identical to the ones worn by the protagonist of the original Korean film the remake is based on.

Hidden Details

1 - When Browning asks about the crossword puzzle question, and Joe replies "The Count Of Monte Cristo", which this film is a modern retelling of
When Browning asks about the crossword puzzle question, and Joe replies "The Count Of Monte Cristo", which this film is a modern retelling of

When Oh Dae Su enters an internet caf?, you can just barely spot someone playing Starcraft: Brood War in the background.

1 - . The melody that plays when Oh Dae Su is gassed and his phone's ringtone are both the villain's theme song.
. The melody that plays when Oh Dae Su is gassed and his phone's ringtone are both the villain's theme song.

Oh Dae-su, after questioning and torturing the foreman of the prison in which he spent 15 years, knows which cassette tape contains his enemy's conversation because it is the oldest in the tin.

1 - Detail in the Restaurant Scene in Oldboy
Detail in the Restaurant Scene in Oldboy

Tally marks appear multiple times. One of the victims killed with a hammer falls on the table, and in a brief shot the blood in his head forms tally marks.

Oldboy poster
Oldboy poster

Oldboy Plot: After being kidnapped and imprisoned for fifteen years, Oh Dae-Su is released, only to find that he must find his captor in five days.

I am pretty sure that you've watched Oldboy, maybe in a theater near you or on the small screen, but probably not many of the small details have taken your attention. Most of the previous facts are hidden for some reason, but still, there is plenty of randomly forgetten stuff that makes the movie unique and interesting. The more you know, the more fascinated you'll be about Oldboy and will watch it online, download or stream it again and again.

Genre Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Director Chan-wook Park
Main Actors Min-sik Choi, Ji-Tae Yoo, Hye-jeong Kang, Dae-han Ji
IMDB score 8.4