3) “Oldboy” became “Zinda”
An example of taking a touch an excessive amount of inspiration without permission, a person is captured, seemingly without reason, and kept locked during a prison for over a decade. When he comes out, he meets a lady who helps him find the evil mastermind who did this to him. How surprised is he when he learns that this was punishment for an evil he committed long ago? Zinda isn’t as philosophically inclined because the Korean original, which successively may be a lot more philosophically inclined than the japanese manga, so it’s tough to mention which is truer to the tone of the first . And, interestingly, the director received quite some flack for this copy.