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Oasis (2002)

Oasiseu (original title)
An irresponsible and childish ex-con befriends a girl with cerebral palsy and develops a progressively stronger bond with her.

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Cast

Credited cast:
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Jong-du Hong (as Kyung-gu Sol)
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Jong-Il Hong
Seung-wan Ryoo ...
Jong-Sae Hong
Kwi-Jung Chu ...
Jong-Sae's Wife
Jin-gu Kim ...
Mrs. Hong
Byung-ho Son ...
Sang-Shik Han
Ga-hyun Yun ...
Sang-Shik's Wife
Myung-shin Park ...
Woman Neighbor
Kyung-geun Park ...
Woman Neighbor's Husband
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dae-gwan Han ...
Detective 2
Jin-seob Han ...
Detective 1
Seo-hie Ko
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Jong-du, a young man just out of prison for manslaughter, is a social misfit: fidgety, snuffling, laughing inappropriately, without a super ego. When released, he calls on the family of the victim; they send him away, but not before he has seen Gong-ju, a young woman disabled severely by cerebral palsy. Both are abused by their families, and both are used by them as well. Although their relationship begins with Jong-du's criminal behavior, a friendship develops. They talk of favorite things; he washes her hair; they go out; in late night phone calls, he helps her past her fears of the dark. Is there a place in the world for these two inarticulate people? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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7 May 2004 (USA)  »

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€4,982 (Italy) (13 April 2003)
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Official submission of South Korea for the 'Best Foreign Language Film' category of the 75th Academy Awards in 2003. See more »

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Featured in The 20th IFP Independent Spirit Awards (2005) See more »

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It's not sweet, but beautiful
27 February 2004 | by (Tokyo, Japan) – See all my reviews

Before watching this film, I thought of Korean movies as sweet, tear-dripping melodoramas. And I was waiting for a movie to totally change my stereo type. So, here comes this movie. Yes, it is about a physically challenged person. Yes, it is about prejudice and sexual violence. This might not be a movie that many Korean movie (Last Presents or Love letter...) lovers like. This movie is not sweet, but very bitter. The people around the two protagonists seems terribly selfish. But most of us are on that side, not the two outsided protagonists. Watching them treated badly by the world full of prejudice which we might commit in real life,is really painful. But still, the live the protagonists lead are very beautiful, sometimes even laughable.


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