full title
OASIS (2002)
  • Director LEE Chang-dong
    Year 2002
    Status Completed
    Genre drama
    Starring Sol Kyung-gu, Moon So-ri
    Running Time 132 min.
    Country of Production Korea
    Festival & Awards 2002 Venice Film Festival - Competition - won 5 Awards incl. Special Prize for Best Direction
    Synopsis Jong-du, who has three previous convictions, pay a visit to the family of the victim in the hit-and run accident for which he served time and meets Gong-ju, the daughter, who has cerebral palsy. Jong-du is fascinated by her at first sight and visits her again when he knows she is alone. Trying to reassure and pacify the terrified young woman, he loses control and tries to rape her, stopping only when she faints. But he has left his workshop phone number in her room, and Gong-ju knows where to find him. To Jong-du’s amazement, she calls him and invites him to visit her again. Over a series of clandestine meetings, the handicapped young woman and the feckless young man come to fall in love with each other. However their love is not one that is understood by anyone else.