• 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 Garth 2023-05-17 05:27:56

      8.0/10. The language of the lens is very real and very close to life. The behavior of marginalized people should not follow normal logic to tell them what to do or what not to do. It is precisely because of their simplicity that they are hated and bullied by most people. In a hypocritical society that acts like a desert, they need a real '' Oasis'' (several times the fantasy heroine walks down the ground). The dissatisfaction is that the content after being mistaken for rape is too...

    • By Vinnie 2023-04-23 02:48:12

      Wen Suli should be healthy once as a normal person in her imagination, but Li Changdong made her normal four times. Rather than strengthening, this repetition weakens the power of the...

    • By Paige 2023-03-15 23:10:45

      Even the disabled are loved. I am not as...

    • By Lola 2023-02-07 03:23:50

      Wen Suli held the mirror, and the jumping light turned into pigeons flying around, and a broken mirror could also turn light into butterflies. This is because as a disabled person, she has lost the ability to calculate and the ability to think carefully. Her love is nothing more than wanting to stand up and play around like a barrier-free couple. It is also this kind of purity and innocence that makes me realize my own ugliness when I am moved by Wufu. Whether it is fantasy love or other...

    • By Nicolas 2022-11-29 10:04:45

      A/ From the first connection between the flying pigeon and the light spot, the two parallel worlds in the film are opened. It still uses the simplest techniques to transform the simple narrative, and then shatters the ordinary romance to the core of reality. It still uses emotionally rich characters instead of logically superimposed plots as the most important support to complete the jump from shaping to criticism. The story of being a "returner" is already several ranks higher than that of...

    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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