“I call it a reinterpretation,” Lee said about the film. “You could have Rodgers and Hammerstein’s ‘My Favorite Things,’ but when John Coltrane played that, that sh*t sounded different. It’s different, you know? It’s different. The original is a great film and this a reinterpretation of it. It’s not Julie Andrews singing ‘My Favorite Things.’ It’s John Coltrane playing it. That’s the way I look at it.”
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Oldboy follows the story of an advertising executive (Brolin) who is abruptly kidnapped and held hostage for 20 years in solitary confinement. When he is inexplicably released, he embarks on an obsessive mission to discover who orchestrated his bizarre and torturous punishment only to find he is still trapped in a web of conspiracy and torment.