• Director: Lee Chang-dong
  • Countries of origin: South Korea
  • Language: Korean
  • Release date: May 7, 2004
  • Runtime: 2 hours 13 minutes
  • Sound mix: Dolby Digital
  • Aspect ratio: 1.85 : 1
  • Also known as: Оаза
  • "Oasen" is a romantic movie written and directed by Lee Chang-dong and starring Sol Kyung-gu and 문소리 .
    The film tells the love story between a marginal person who has nothing to do after being released from prison and a patient with severe cerebral palsy.
    The film was released in South Korea on August 9, 2002. The film was nominated for the Golden Lion at the 59th Venice International Film Festival . 


    • Release date May 7, 2004
    • Filming locations Seoul, South Korea
    • Production companies Dream Venture Capital, East Film Company, UniKorea Pictures

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    • By Theodore 2022-12-22 15:53:06

      Family is a bitch

      At that time, the accent and speech of all people in the world were the same.
      When they moved eastward, they found a plain in the land of Shinar, and they lived there.
      They consulted with each other and said, "Come on, let's make bricks and burn them through." They took the bricks for stones, and the lacquer for plaster.
      They said, "Come, let us build a city and a tower, whose top will reach into the sky, that we may declare our name, lest we be scattered throughout the...

    • By Beaulah 2022-12-18 08:47:09

      A fierce life, no explanation needed

      In fact, this is not just a "wild lily has spring", or "a fierce life needs no explanation" movie.

      It tells the love story of a social fringe and a woman with cerebral palsy because of her reckless behavior and immature thinking.
      Lao Luo once said that a fierce life does not need explanation, and further explained that there are only two situations he will explain, one is the misunderstanding of friends and relatives, and the other is involving the law, and the male...

    • By Kari 2022-12-16 17:22:31

      Oasis: about people deprived of language

      Some people say that such love is impossible, and I will argue that if human beings are a species born with disabilities, then such love will only be the only possible love in the world.

      My basic understanding of Oasis is that it is a story about people who are deprived of language.

      Whether it is mental retardation or cerebral palsy, these are disease carriers that present aphasia. Perhaps the choice of a cerebral...

    • By Iliana 2022-12-10 12:54:16

      Strange Love "Utopia"

      Now I find that I am a fan of Li Changdong, so realistic and so delicate, I like a person is a preference, and I will automatically choose his movies to watch.

      I also found myself particularly fond of marginal and bottom-level stories, as in "Returning Home", "Of course, in the spiritual world, I still belong to the world I grew up in when I was a teenager, because I will never be able to emotionally identify with the...

    • By D'angelo 2022-12-05 05:09:53

      The loveliest people have the purest love. An oasis that only good people can see.

      On the way to the snowy mountains, I finished watching the oasis. I didn't listen to what the tour guide was saying at all, just put all my emotions into this movie. There were a lot of people in the car, the sound of the movie was very low, and I needed to put the receiver in my ear to hear many lines. But it was enough to entice me to watch it.

      The name is very meaningful, and the oasis was originally a painting from the hostess's room. The latter is used to express the oasis...

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    • By Julia 2023-09-16 04:07:02

      The act of chopping branches deeply shocked me, it is hard to say it is love, the human desire to get rid of loneliness is so strong that it exceeds the physical disability and intellectual...

    • By Chesley 2023-08-26 02:47:50

      The back of the house is not a sparrow but a songbird. My ancestors were not generals but traitors. If you can understand this, you will know that I am not a rapist but her hero. She is not a mentally retarded girl but my princess. . We dance on the highway and sing in the oasis. If I conjure you the magic of disappearing shadows, maybe you won't be afraid. But why should you be afraid of shadows, I am afraid of the world that treats lying as mature and regards love as a...

    • By Jayne 2023-07-23 04:57:49

      Born to be human,...

    • By Hassie 2023-06-29 07:14:56

      I love oasis. One, the pigeons she saw would flap their wings into the light reflected in the mirror, and the broken light would be scattered on the wall to become flying butterflies; two, the light was enhanced, and the two of them could dance to Indian songs and the light was dim, and two People hug and kiss each other, even if there is a baby elephant around; three, the male protagonist is really like Zhang...

    • By Blaise 2023-06-26 15:32:45

      From the pure love of two single vulnerable groups to map the cruelty of the real world. The heroine's family never even cares for her, and the only hero who really cares for her becomes a dirty rapist in the eyes of normal people. It turned out that the real ugly is this secular...

    Movie plot

    Chung-do ( Sol Kyung-gu ) , who took the blame for his brother, was released from prison, but he had nothing to do. He couldn't adapt to social life, and even if he found a job, he died without a hitch. After he is released from prison, he goes to visit the family of the cleaner who was killed by the crash, and he meets the daughter of the deceased, Gong Soo ( 문소리 ) , who suffers from severe cerebral palsy, and falls in love with her...
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    "Oasen" presents two kinds of communication, one is about equality and goes straight to the heart; the other is the boundary between film and reality. (Tencent Entertainment Review)  In addition to critical realism, it adds the theme of love, which makes the reality criticism in the film sharper, more pathetic, and more depressing. (Sina Entertainment Review) 
     "Oasen" is different from ordinary Korean movies, and it doesn't smell...
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