|Price :|| |
|Weight :||150 g|
|Genre :||Girl Series Animation ,|
|Subtitle :||Chinese , English , Malay ,|
|Language :||Korean ,|
|Video Format :||NTSC ,|
|Region Code :||ALL ,|
|Model :||DVD ,|
Oseam is based on a novel by Korean author Jung Chae-bong, who described it as being a fairytale for adults. That is probably the most fitting description I can think of: it has the general outlines of a fable, but the moral heft of a work of intelligent adult fiction. It is not a kid's film, now that I think about it -- it may look like one with its simple and accessible character designs, and there's little in the way of violence or bad language, but the implications that it raises in its story are far from simple.
The story concerns a young boy and his older sister, Gilson and Gami, who live in an unspecific rural part of Korea. The two of them were orphaned some time ago, and Gami was left blind, under circumstances that should be best left to the film to describe. They are in some sense opposites: Gami is reserved and gentle, while Gilson is boisterous and hyperactive. She depends on him to find her way around, and this is underscored by a scene where Gilson leads her halfway across a river and then thoughtlessly abandons her when something else grabs his attention. But Gilson is simply young and full of life, not malicious.