Has anyone heard of, or had the pleasure of catching 'Memories of Murder'? This is by far one of the best films I've seen in the last several years, and dare I say it, easily bests Oldboy.
It's a film based on true events of the first serial-killer in South Korea (in the 1980s I think) that remains unsolved. The film is a laugh-out-loud comedy about screwball police detective-work, it's a serial-killer thriller that had me on the edge of my seat on many occasions, it's a touching human drama about a bunch of characters whose lives are forever changed, and it's about the loss of innocence for the residents in a small town - among other things!
None of this genre-mixing seem out of place at all and the film is better for it. If you are after an intelligent and thrilling emotional rollercoaster ride of a film, I'd highly (HIGHLY) recommend Memories of Murder.
I was reminded of it when reading the Oldboy thread (and generally whenever someone asks me to name some of the best films I'd seen) and thought this film deserves the spotlight just as much as Oldboy if not more so!