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Directed by Lee Chang-Dong
Film Movement Classics
132 Minutes
South Korea
Drama, Romance, Asian, Classics
Not Rated

Jong-du, who has three previous convictions, pays 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. New 4K restoration.

Director & Cast

  • Director: Lee Chang-Dong
  • Starring: Sol Kyung-gu
  • Starring: Moon So-ri

Where to Watch




  • "Critic's Pick! The remarkable ... ''Oasis'' strips away much of the sentimentality and goody-two-shoes attitudes that the movies traditionally display toward disabled people. At the same time, it coolly indicts an indifferent world that treats its misfits as inconvenient, half-witted children who are easily exploited and abused. The film's extraordinary lead performers refuse to soft-pedal the severity of the characters' afflictions."
    Stephen Holden, The New York Times
  • "A brave film in the way it shows two people who find any relationship almost impossible, and yet find a way to make theirs work."
    Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
  • "Lee's humanitarian plea for tolerance is one of the most original films of the decade, and Moon provides the soul."
    G. Allen Johnson, San Francisco Chronicle
  • "A love story of two young people marginalized by family and society that becomes a scorching indictment of the indifference, cruelty and hypocrisy of those institutions as the couple inevitably come into profound conflict with them."
    Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
  • "Take my word for it: Oasis is one of the most deeply felt love stories of the screen in ways that you must endure a little suffering of your own to appreciate."
    Andrew Sarris, Observer
  • "You'll have to look long and hard to find a performance as emotionally raw as that of Moon So-ri."
    V.A. Musetto, New York Post
  • "No movie in recent memory has translated so clearly the secret language of lovers normally lost on the rest of the world."
    Michael Atkinson, Village Voice
  • "A loving and lovely film."
    Philip Wuntch, Dallas Morning News