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Oldboy is a 2003 South Korean neo-noir action thriller film co-written and directed by the acclaimed film director Park Chan-wook. The film follows the story of Oh Dae-su (Choi Min-sik), who is imprisoned in a cell which resembles a hotel room for 15 years without knowing the identity of his captor or his captor's motives. When he is finally released, Dae-su finds himself still trapped in a web of conspiracy and violence. His own quest for vengeance becomes tied in with romance when he falls in love with an attractive young sushi chef. The film won the Grand Prix at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival and has been well received, with film critic Roger Ebert stating that Oldboy is a "powerful film not because of what it depicts, but because of the depths of the human heart which it strips bare". It has been listed among the best world films of the 2000s in several publications.

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From the celebrated director of Parasite, Memories of Murder and Snowpiercer comes one of the best ‘creature features’ ever made. The Host revolves around Park Hee-bong, a man in his late 60s who runs a small snack bar on the banks of the Han River and lives with his two sons, daughter, and one granddaughter. The Parks are relatively poor but lead an ordinary and peaceful life. His elder son Gang-du (Kang-ho Song) is an immature and incompetent man in his 40s, whose wife left home long ago. Nam-il is the youngest son, an unemployed grumbler, and daughter Nam-joo (Doona Bae) is an archery medalist and member of the national team. One day, an unidentified creature suddenly appears from the depths of the Han River and spreads panic and death, and Gang-du's daughter is carried off. But when they find out she is still alive, they resolve to save her. According to the director, his inspiration came from a local article about a deformed fish with an S-shaped spine caught in the Han River!