Backwards Induction in Oldboy
By Bryan Caplan
The latest great fictional depiction of backwards induction is the Korean thriller Oldboy. Not for the faint of heart, but when the villain says (roughly) “You shouldn’t have been wondering why I locked you up. You should have been wondering why I let you out,” my jaw dropped.
Oldboy‘s not for the faint of heart, but you’ve got to see it at least twice.