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    Reader comments on Oasis

    Subject: Re: One Has to Know Something About Korea
    Date: Mar 25, 2007
    Sender: M. SultanPrevious | Next

    This movie is absolutely wonderful. It focuses on an important issue faced not only in Korean communities, but also communities worldwide. The mistreatment of handicapped has its variations (according to each country), but in the end this movie teaches us that we should not forget that those people have feelings, emotions, necessities, and wants like the rest of us. Furthermore, this movie exemplifies the cliche: beauty is only skin deep. The love between Jong-Du and Gong-Ju is so deep. Gong-Ju sees herself as a normal and a complete person when she is with Jong-Du (examples can be seen in the movie).

    Highly recommended and I was glad I got to see this movie.

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    Response to this comment:
    Re: One Has to Know Something About Korea

    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!






    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