OASIS

V' 02

OASIS

Lee Chang-Dong
Südkorea, 2002
Fiction, 132min, OmeU

OASIS

Lee Chang-Dong
Südkorea, 2002
Fiction, 132min, OmeU

Cast: 
Sol Kyung-Gu
Hong Jong-Du
Moon So-Ri
Han Gong-Ju
Ahn Nae-Sang
Hong Jong-Il
Ryoo Seung-Wan
Hong Jong-Sae
Chu Gui-Jeong
Jong-Ils Frau
Kim Jin-Jin
Frau Hong
Sohn Byung-Ho
Han Sang-Shik
Screenplay: 
Lee Chang-Dong
Sound: 
Lee Sung-Cheol
Camera: 
Choi Young-Taek
Editor: 
Kim Hyun
Composer: 
Lee Jae-Jin
Decoration: 
Shin Jum-Hui
Costume: 
Cha Sun-young

Production: 
East Film 408 Konrad, B/D, Daechi-Dong Gangnam-Gu Seoul 100-012, Südkorea T 2 562 1148 F 2 562 1149
World Sales: 
Cineclick Asia Incline Buildg., 3/F, Daechi-Dong Gangnam-Gu Seoul 135-280, Südkorea T 2 538 0211 cineinfo@cineclickasia.com
Format: 
35 mm
Color

Lee Chang-Dongs career has followed a fascinating trajectory, moving away from the immediately political towards an internalized, psychologized critique of, and disillusionment with, society. With Oasis, Lee paints two wounded, marginalized characters whose alienation is the foundation of their connection. Jong-Du is an ex-con just released from jail; Gong-Ju has cerebral palsy. Both have monstrous, materialistic and manipulative families, and society rejects and disdains them. The relationship between them begins in a troubling manner. However, the understanding between them becomes very pure, ultimately exposing the moral and emotional bankruptcy of the society that deems them to be incapable and unworthy of love. (Giovanna Fulvi)