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A mother lives quietly with her twenty-eight-year-old son, Do Joon, providing herbs and acupuncture to neighbours. One day, a girl is brutally murdered, and Do Joon is charged with the killing. Now, it's his mother's call whether to prove him innocent or to leave him imprisoned. (Source: Pusan International Film Festival) Edit Translation

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  • Country: South Korea
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: May 28, 2009
  • Duration: 2 hr. 8 min.
  • Score: 7.9 (scored by 3,084 users)
  • Ranked: #3088
  • Popularity: #2348
  • Content Rating: R - Restricted Screening (nudity & violence)

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LeejLicious
8 people found this review helpful
Jan 29, 2015
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Overall 8.0
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 8.5
Music 5.5
Rewatch Value 4.0
This is a movie that you will like or will drop in the first 30 minutes.
It has a touching story but somewhere they lack in something, it could have been an absolute masterpiece but somewhere and somehow they missed the right spot in their story.
The acting was very good and convincing, I felt anger, despair and sadness. The acting did fit in the way that they made this movie, their work with their camera's, the positions, the emotions, the characters and the music. I woulnd't call it unique but it is different it is not the same as most of the movies.
This movie isn't giving it all away, it makes you wonder and think also in the ending of the movie. The 'dilemma' of this mother is really understandable and somehow it isn't. It is a movie that could give yourself a conflict "what would I have done in this situation?" you might ask yourself in this movie, and because of this they scored alot of points in this movie i.m.o.
Watch this if you like movies that won't give you an immediate answer.
Skip this movie if you want an easy movie that give you all the information and ends without you left thinking about it.

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Jia M
3 people found this review helpful
Sep 20, 2017
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Overall 8.0
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 10
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 8.0
South Korean heartthrob, Won Bin and Kim Hye-ja, typecast as an archetypal mother figure star in this mystery-thriller drama. While its premise sets it up as a typical find-the-killer, the film focuses more on the dynamics of Bin and Kim’s complicated mother-son relationship.

Kim Hye-ja displays a reverse Oedipus complex, protective of her son. Bong's attention to detail is prevalent, using Kim's acupuncture needles as symbolism for males' genitals to reserve the male-female role. Do joon (Won Bin) also highlights a complicated male-female relationship when the murdered girl questions his masculinity, resembling when his friend questions if he has even been with a woman and replies in an outburst.

Much more daring in its use of violence compared to Bong’s similar films like Memories of Murder, Bong’s signature dark aesthetics and gritty tones is a plus in the film’s overall mood. Brutally endearing and heartfelt performances fill this feature.

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  • Movie: Mother
  • Country: South Korea
  • Release Date: May 28, 2009
  • Duration: 2 hr. 8 min.
  • Content Rating: R - Restricted Screening (nudity & violence)

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  • Score: 7.9 (scored by 3,084 users)
  • Ranked: #3088
  • Popularity: #2348
  • Watchers: 6,184

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