Oh Dae-su, a drunk, vanishes from the street and awakes in a locked room. Fifteen years pass and Dae-su has spent most of them driven by rage and a desire to free himself from prison. He is released only to find that he must find his captor in five days. A gem from Chan-woo Park, the film has a tight script one might even add a flawless one. It all fits together like an enormous jigsaw puzzle, with each piece being important. The many twists and turns the plot takes are breathtaking.