This week on Alcohollywood, we delve into the seedy underbelly of Korean cinema with Chan-wook Park’s critically acclaimed revenge thriller Oldboy! Listen in as Jared and Clint discuss metaphor, the financial means of maniacal villains, and the difference between man and beast. Oh, Dae-su, what will you do next?
(Warning: MAJOR SPOILERS for the film contained within.)
THIS EPISODE’S DRINK: Soo-ah’s Shame
2 parts sake (sweet to medium-dry recommended)
1 part blackberry brandy
3 parts carrot juice
dash of ground ginger
Shake well and pour over ice.
DRINKING RULES FOR OLDBOY:
- Whenever time is mentioned (in dialogue or on clocks/watches)
- Anytime Oh Dae-su asks a question
- Every time the color red is dominant in the scene (in clothing, walls, decor, etc.)
FINISH YOUR DRINK WHEN:
Mi-do says, “I love you, Dae-su!”
Theme song: “Live Oak” by A Giraffe – Check out their album Under a Table here!
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Tune in next week when we check out Otto Preminger’s 1944 noir classic Laura!
2 thoughts on “Oldboy (2004)”
Sake is Japanese, Oldboy is Korean – we drink Soju over here!
To be fair though, if you made people drink that over and over you’d be responsible for a lot of vomiting!