Oasis Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 2214

Average Rating: 3/4

# of Ratings: 11

Theatrical Release Date: 01/11/2003

Language: Korean

Genre: Drama, Romance

MPAA Rating: NR

Director: Chang-dong Lee

Actors: Kyung-gu Sol, So-ri Moon, Nae-sang Ahn, Seung-wan Ryoo, Kwi-Jung Chu, Jin-gu Kim

Plot: A man with no social mores is released from prison. He none-the-less tries to contact the family of the victim only to be rebuffed, but not before he sees Gong-ju - a young woman with cerebral palsy. Both of these outcasts are mistreated by their families and they connect on a personal level. Can the two find a connection in world that has dealt them such misery? -- Chris Kavan

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industrialist - wrote on 06/12/2011

It takes a bold director to employ a rape scene as metamorphosis; and it requires a gifted one to evoke warmth, hope and bittersweet whimsy from the resultant relationship. In his third feature, filmmaker Lee furthered his already impressive body of work with his most unconventional relationship to date, but one that is perhaps his most enduring. At its core are two powerful performances, in particular that of Moon So-ri, who proves herself an actress of rare courage and remarkable skill. In exploring human intimacy through two outsiders defying societal norms, it achieves a complexity that places it beyond the intellectual faculties of those weaned on Kate Hudson or Kristen Bell romances. At times confronting, at times challenging, it nevertheless examines the question of love in a …

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