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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.

Director:

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 ... Jong-Sae Hong
Kwi-Jung Choo Kwi-Jung Choo ... Jong-Sae's Wife (as Kwi-Jung Chu)
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:
Dae-gwan Han Dae-gwan Han ... Detective 2
Jin-seob Han Jin-seob Han ... Detective 1
Seo-hie Ko
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Storyline

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?

Genres:

Drama | Romance

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Details

Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

7 May 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,485, 9 May 2004

Gross USA:

$10,304

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,696,952
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Official submission of South Korea for the 'Best Foreign Language Film' category of the 75th Academy Awards in 2003. See more »

Connections

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

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Wonderful movie
27 March 2003 | by Dante_Incarnate441See all my reviews

I get to see a Korean Movie now and then, and, even though i didnt understand a word of dialogue in this film, it was easy to tell what was going on. Oasis is the tale of a mentally disabled man who has recently been released from prison. Shortly after leaving, he attempts to rape a young physically disabled woman in her apartment. He comes to his senses, and apologizes later, and forms a powerful bond of understanding. while to most americans, Gong- Ju's fantasies might seem a little...odd (the dancing woman and the elephant is a perfect example,) it just goes to show that our cinema has lost most (if not all) heart. I would strongly urge anyone who is into Korean cinema to watch this film, it is a truly touching experience.


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