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Director
Lee Chang-dong

Filmography
1997 Chorok mulgoki/Green Fish
2000 Bagha satang/Peppermint Candy
2002 Oh ah shisoo/Oasis
2007 Mil-yang/Secret Sunshine

Biography
He was born in Teagu, South Korea in 1954 and he graduated from Kyungpuk National University, where he studied Korean Language and Literature. Three years later, in 1983, he published his first novel, The Booty. He began his film career by writing screenplays for To the Starry Island (1993) and A Single Spark (1995), both directed by Park Kwang-sοο. His directorial debut, Green Fish, screened as part of Cinémathèque Ontario’s 1999 survey of South Korean film and in the International Competition Section of the 38th Thessaloniki IFF in 1997 (the film was nominated for the Golden Alexander Award). His film Oasis screened in the Asian Vision Tribute of the 43rd Thessaloniki IFF in 2002.

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Oasis / Lee Chang-dong

Jong-du is a fully grown man with the mind of a child.After serving a prison sentence for killing someone while driving drunk, he goes to the house of the victim, where he meets the daughter, Gong-ju, who has severe cerebral palsy and cannot move or talk properly. He returns with flowers and tries to let her know that he likes her.Then, unable to stop himself, he attempts to rape her, but she faints in fright. However, the girl appreciates the attention he gives her, calls him, and embarks on a decidedly unusual relationship, strongly disapproved of by her family.


Director:Lee Chang-dong
Script:Lee Chang-dong
Cinematography:Choi Yeong-taek
Editing:Kim Hyun
Sound:Lee Seung-cheol
Music:Lee Jae-jin. Art Direction: Shin Jum-hee
Costumes:Cha Sun-young
With:Sol Kyung-gu (Jong-du), Moon So-ri (Gong-ju), Ahn Nae-sang (Hong Jong-Il), Ryoo Seung-wan (Hong Jongsae), Kim Jin-gu (Mrs. Hong), Son Byung-ho (Han Sang-shik)
Producer:Myung Kayman, Jay Jeon, Cho Min-choul
Production:East Film
Production Country:South Korea
Format:35mm, Color
Duration:132'
Production Year:2002
Screening Schedule
PAVLOS ZANNAS:Saturday, November 17, 2007 - 24:00
JOHN CASSAVETES:Sunday, November 25, 2007 - 15:30
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