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Oasiseu -- Winner of the Special Director’s Award at the Venice Film Festival, Lee Chang-dong's controversial romance tells the unflinching love story between a mildly mentally disabled man and a woman with severe cerebral palsy.
Oasiseu -- Hailed as the seminal film of the Korean new wave, acclaimed director Lee Chang Dong's Oasis tells the story of two societal misfits and their struggle to find love and acceptance amidst the hypocrisy of modern Korean life. Fate helped bring them together

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7 May 2004 (USA) See more »
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Have you really loved someone?
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Jong-du, a young man just out of prison for manslaughter, is a social misfit: fidgety, snuffling, laughing inappropriately... See more » | Add synopsis »
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13 wins & 2 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Kyung-gu Sol ... Jong-du Hong

So-ri Moon ... Gong-ju Han
Nae-sang Ahn ... 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
Myeong-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

Directed by
Chang-dong Lee 
 
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Chang-dong Lee 

Produced by
Min-cheul Cho .... producer
Sung-min Choi .... executive producer
Kaynam Hyung .... executive producer
Jeon Jay .... producer
Jun-dong Lee .... co-producer
Gye-nam Myeong .... producer
 
Original Music by
Jae-jin Lee 
 
Cinematography by
Yeong-taek Choi 
 
Film Editing by
Hyun Kim 
 
Art Direction by
Jum-hee Shin 
Kil Won Yu 
 
Costume Design by
Sun-young Cha 
 
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Seung-cheol Lee .... sound
Seung-yeop Lee .... sound editor
 
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Mickey Cottrell .... publicist (uncredited)
 

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Canada:132 min (Toronto International Film Festival) | Japan:132 min | Korea:132 min | USA:133 min
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Canada:14A (Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | France:U | Hong Kong:III | Japan:PG-12 | Netherlands:12 | Norway:15 | Singapore:R21 | South Korea:18 | Switzerland:12 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:12 (canton of Vaud) | UK:15

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22 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
Fabulous Acting by Two Tremendous Leads, 28 April 2003
Author: scifinerdgrl from DC area

The premise of this story challenges both of its romantic leads to use their bodies to convey the characters' emotions. Jong-du, played by Sol Kyung-gu, is an awkward ex-con whose older brother calls him immature but he seems a little crazy, or maybe mentally deficient. His family reluctantly helps him out, but he is an embarrassment and a nuisance to them.

Gong-ju (Moon So-ri) is a woman with cerebral palsy whose family is just as bad as Jong-du's. When Jong-du begins to visit her an odd relationship develops, with each bringing the other an acceptance and appreciation neither has felt before.

Moon So-ri's performance is so convincing I actually thought she had c.p. until a fantasy sequence showed what Gong-ju imagined herself doing if she were not disabled. But it's not just the contortions of c.p. that she portrays. She manages to show every possible emotion within the confines of c.p. spasms and she brings the character to life with a fully developed range of emotions and intellect.

Sol Kyung-gu's body language is just as effective, though his performance is easily overshadowed by Moon So-ri's. He is by turns menacing, sweet, dim-witted, shy, playful, inconsiderate and contrite, and most of this comes out through his body language.

I saw this movie with English subtitles, but the acting is so effective that you almost don't need to read them.

p.s. keep three hankies handy

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