• Mother (2010)


Release Date: March 12th, 2010

DVD Release Date: July 20th, 2010

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, Bin Won, Ku Jin, Je-mun Yun, Mi-Seon Jeon, Byoung-Soon Kim

Director: Joon-ho Bong

Genres: Mystery , Thriller , Crime drama

Production Co: CJ Entertainment

Keywords: Small town, Gripping, Emotional, Mother, Rescue, Investigation, Mystery, Love, Son, 2000s, Murder, Dark

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    An absolutely phenomenal film by the Korean director Bong Joon-ho. show more

  • 90
    The Hollywood Reporter

    A superb murder mystery, with twists coming thick and fast yet always at the right moments. show more

  • 100
    San Francisco Chronicle

    An alluring piece of work, an artful whodunit that melds shrewd plotting with resourceful camera work and sympathetic characters that are fascinatingly, morbidly off. show more

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