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    Reader comments on Oasis

    Subject: Re: One Has to Know Something About Korea
    Date: Jan 21, 2007
    Sender: JanPrevious | Next

    I viewed the film for the first time last night, and although I felt that I "got it" as I watched - I am finding waves of deeper understanding today (along with tears), and had to browse for other comments. I agree that there was no rape in that first scene, and that the commenter was not paying attention very well. This is a film I will never forget, in how it shows the triumph of the human spirit, and capacity for love in the most unexpected places. I judge a film's value in how memorable it is to me, and how it makes me think about life, systems and people.

    thanks to Jeanne and elada for the notes about Tofu when a prisoner is released. It added an even greater level of respect for the writers/ director. Cheers to all those involved in this beautiful project. Hope they make many more!

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    Re: One Has to Know Something About Korea

    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!






    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 Jan, Jan 21, 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 Jan, Jan 21, 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