Oasis

Genre:  Drama, Romance
Running Time:  132 min.
Release Date: August 20, 2004

Current rating: Rating: 3.65
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Cast: Kyung-gu Sol, So-ri Moon, Nae-sang Ahn, Seung-wan Ryoo, Kwi-Jung Chu

Synopsis

Korean director Lee Chang-dong's drama begins on the day that Jong-du (Sol Kyung-gu), a mentally handicapped young man, is released from prison. He is immediately arrested again for being unable to pay a restaurant bill, and his brother bails him out and sets him up with a menial job and a place to live.

The crime that originally landed Jong-du in prison was a hit-and-run accident that resulted in the death of an old man. One day he goes to visit the victim's family, and meets Gong-ju (Moon So-ri), the man's daughter, who has cerebral palsy.

After a disastrous first meeting, the two begin an unlikely love affair that exposes the callousness and uncomfortable secrets of both of their families.

Director: Chang-dong Lee
Studio: Lifesize Entertainment
Producer(s): Min-cheul Cho, Jeon Jay, Gye-nam Myeong
Screenplay: Chang-dong Lee

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