Oasis Reviews

September 9, 2004
A loving and lovely film.
August 27, 2004
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.
August 6, 2004
The actors' scenes together are simultaneously abrasive and oddly gentle: two untamable people trying to stabilize each other.
July 9, 2004
Perhaps the most harrowing screen romance ever.
June 25, 2004
Lee's humanitarian plea for tolerance is one of the most original films of the decade, and Moon provides the soul.
June 17, 2004
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.
April 7, 2019
Lee Chang-dong directs and pens a film that deals with a quite unlikely romance in order to portray in shuttering and occasionally disturbing (and even offensive) realism the circumstances of handicapped individuals.
August 7, 2009
a touching, if uncomfortable, depiction of conservative Korean society as the danger from which misfits sometimes need protection (rather than the other way round).
December 30, 2004
a subversive slice of Seoul life that's both funny and heartbreaking
December 2, 2004
Makes you pay a dear price before getting to the sublime beauty of such a disturbing film.