Fiction

OASIS

Lee Chang-dong
Südkorea 2002
132min
V'02

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)

Credits
  • Lee Sung-Cheol
  • Lee Chang-dong
  • Cha Sun-young
  • Shin Jum-Hui
  • Choi Young-Taek
  • Lee Jae-Jin
  • 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
  • Kim Hyun
East Film 408 Konrad, B/D, Daechi-Dong Gangnam-Gu Seoul 100-012, Südkorea T 2 562 1148 F 2 562 1149

Cineclick Asia Incline Buildg., 3/F, Daechi-Dong Gangnam-Gu Seoul 135-280, Südkorea T 2 538 0211 cineinfo@cineclickasia.com

35 mm
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