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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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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
Myeong-shin Park ...
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Kyung-geun Park ...
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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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Have you really loved someone?

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they had the power of love in them but noone understood it.
3 May 2003 | by (Rome, Italy) – See all my reviews

This is one of the most beautiful and sensible films you can ever see. So-ri Moon's performance is incredibly real that until a dream-like sequence I thought that she really had had cerebral palsy. Kyung-gu Sol was transmitting perfectly the behaviours and the glances of a 10 yeas old boy in the body of a 29 year old men.

The visual effects were applied brilliantly: white dove and the passing from reflection of light to white butterflies... Gong-ju's favorite color.

This is a film which can make you believe the purity of an man who committed 3 crimes and who tempted to rape a disabled young woman. This is film makes you believe in love, makes you sad, angry, happy. Shortly; this film gives you all that cinema should.


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