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    Reader comments on Oasis

    Subject: Re: One Has to Know Something About Korea
    Date: Jan 4, 2007
    Sender: eladaPrevious | Next

    I agree entirely with Jeanne Park. The guy didn't see the whole movie or he didn't make any effort to understand the Korean society.
    I've watched Oasis several times and I can honestly say it changed my life for the better. It sounds cheesy , I know, but it's true.It was for the first time in my life when I experienced the phenomenon called catharsis!
    I can't wait to see Peppermint Candy, by/with the same team.
    There is absolutly nothing wrong with this movie. Be patient with it and it will grow on you. Pay attention to details.Just an example: nobody waits for the main character when he gets out of the prison. In Korea, the custom is to wait for the person with a piece of tofu. Remeber how the guy in Oasis was searching for a piece of tofu? I can read more into this but I don't have space. Anyway, I have one word about this movie: masterpiece!

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    One Has to Know Something About Korea

    The reviewer on this page knows nothing of Korea and paid little attention as well during this film. In Korea to this day due to the social structure of 1st sons carrying their familys' burdens, there are practically no solutions for handicapped, such as the 2 main characters of this film. Mistreatment of those with inadequate IQ is common--The main character has been placed in prison in lieu of his brother, who actually committed the crime. Abandonment of the handicapped is common as well. The physically disabled girl has been abandoned in a tax-shelter of a tiny apartment with no caretaker. These two misfits are ill-equipped to enter such a bitter world, where their families either use them as pawns or completely abandon them. Though things are bungled at first, an amazing story of shared joy and responsibility between them emerges. The attempts at demanding simple normalcy from society on the part of both the girl and the main character are poignant and beautiful.

    I don't know where the initial reviewer saw this film, but I suspect he didn't sit through much of it, because he has no idea what's going on really. It's a terrific film, and with a tremendous physical acting job by Moon So-Ri.






    Comment index:

  • tanzer's review   from dexter, Nov 28, 2003
  • Oasis   from Lenny, Sep 17, 2004
  • moral outrage?   from jarrell fisher, Dec 11, 2004
  • Re: moral outrage?   from MM in LA, Mar 11, 2005
  • Yours, an honest review   from Tim, Jan 4, 2005
  • Oasis   from Susana Perez, Feb 2, 2005
  • Re: Oasis   from Bry guy, Oct 24, 2005
  • SEE THIS MOVIE   from NYCviewer, Feb 5, 2005
  • **SPOILERS** There is no rape in the movie.   from Margueron, Mar 11, 2005
  • One Has to Know Something About Korea   from Jeanne Park, Sep 5, 2005
  • » Re: One Has to Know Something About Korea «   from elada, Jan 4, 2007
  • Re: One Has to Know Something About Korea   from M. Sultan, Mar 25, 2007
  • Re: One Has to Know Something About Korea   from jake, May 11, 2007
  • Improper review   from Movie addict, Apr 15, 2007
  • you missed something   from Nick Marking, Dec 10, 2007
  • tanzer's review   from dexter, Nov 28, 2003
  • Oasis   from Lenny, Sep 17, 2004
  • moral outrage?   from jarrell fisher, Dec 11, 2004
  • Re: moral outrage?   from MM in LA, Mar 11, 2005
  • Yours, an honest review   from Tim, Jan 4, 2005
  • Oasis   from Susana Perez, Feb 2, 2005
  • Re: Oasis   from Bry guy, Oct 24, 2005
  • SEE THIS MOVIE   from NYCviewer, Feb 5, 2005
  • **SPOILERS** There is no rape in the movie.   from Margueron, Mar 11, 2005
  • One Has to Know Something About Korea   from Jeanne Park, Sep 5, 2005
  • » Re: One Has to Know Something About Korea «   from elada, Jan 4, 2007
  • Re: One Has to Know Something About Korea   from M. Sultan, Mar 25, 2007
  • Re: One Has to Know Something About Korea   from jake, May 11, 2007
  • Improper review   from Movie addict, Apr 15, 2007
  • you missed something   from Nick Marking, Dec 10, 2007