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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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Chang-dong Lee

Writer:

Chang-dong Lee

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Cast

Credited cast:
Kyung-gu Sol ... Jong-du Hong
So-Ri Moon ... Gong-ju Han
Nae-sang Ahn ... Jong-Il Hong
Seung-wan Ryoo Seung-wan Ryoo ... Jong-Sae Hong
Kwi-Jung Chu Kwi-Jung Chu ... Jong-Sae's Wife
Jin-gu Kim Jin-gu Kim ... Mrs. Hong
Byung-ho Son Byung-ho Son ... Sang-Shik Han
Ga-hyun Yun Ga-hyun Yun ... Sang-Shik's Wife
Myung-shin Park Myung-shin Park ... Woman Neighbor
Kyung-geun Park Kyung-geun Park ... Woman Neighbor's Husband
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kwi-Jung Choo Kwi-Jung Choo ... Jong-il's wife
Dae-gwan Han Dae-gwan Han ... Detective 2
Jin-seob Han Jin-seob Han ... Detective 1
Seo-hie Ko 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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Drama | Romance

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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

7 May 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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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Referenced in Man yan (2004) See more »

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All I can say is WOW
7 February 2005 | by sfdavideSee all my reviews

Maybe the best movie I have ever seen, Well not as good as Casablanca and Citizen Kane, But definitely in the Top Ten. This movie shows that love is available for everyone. When Movie begins you would never think you would feel sorry for the main character but because of the great performance by Kyong-gu Sol and equally so by So-ri Moon You really care about these two people. I do not cry to often during a movie but this brought tears to my eyes. This story of two people, one mentally disabled and the other physically is a pure gem. You feel for these two people and want them to get together.I will not tell the ending but it definitely bittersweet. I wish American movies can be made like this. I don't think American filmmakers are brave enough to do this


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