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R| 2 hr. 8 min.

Plot Summary
A widow (Kim Hye-ja) resides with her mentally challenged son (Won Bin) in a small South Korean town, where she scrapes out a living selling medicinal herbs. Mother and son are plunged into a nightmare when the body of a murdered young girl is discovered. Circumstantial evidence indicates the son's involvement, and he becomes the prime suspect during the sloppy police investigation. Betrayed by the legal system, the mother takes the law into her own hands to clear her son's name.

Cast: Kim Hye-ja , Won Bin , Ku Jin ,

Director: Joon-ho Bong

Genres: Crime drama, Thriller, Mystery

Distributor: Magnolia Pictures

Mother (2009)

Release Date: March 12th, 2010|2 hr. 8 min.

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  • March 31, 2010 APFradella
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    A fabulous story and a gem of an acting job by the lead actress. Excellent story with twists and turns.

  • March 29, 2010 Yn00000004831299
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    One of the best film I've seen this year!!! Def. little scary, suspenseful, and devious :)

  • March 27, 2010 Margaret Opine
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    3* because I didn't like the development of the story; it made me realize that the director was trying to make me see his view of the story. Tha'ts a no-no. Tell me a story but don't try to tell me what to see, conclude or think about it. I kept up with the 'movements' of the movie and I guess that's why I felt irritated. I spoke with some people afterwards and we all agreed that the movie had a lot of "folly" in it. That is, movies that have people doing wrong things for a "motive" --love or money or politics and power...will rest with the audience a lot better than stupid-looking people doing stupid-looking stuff for stupid-looking reasons. That makes everybody feel stupid, including the audience for coming to see such a thing. It was 3* good cinema that could have been improved by a much better script. --MO

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