Mother

The hard-pounding heart of Mother, Ms. Kim (Kim Hye-ja) is a wonderment.
-Manhola Dargis, NEW YORK TIMES
...expertly ratchets up intense suspense.
-Andy Klein, LA TIMES
An absolutely phenomenal film...
-Joe Morgenstern, WALL STREET JOURNAL
...one of the year's moviegoing musts...
-Andrew O'Hehir, SALON.COM
Another must-see marvel of horror, comedy, and impeccable filmmaking by the Korean director Bong Joon-ho.
-Lisa Schwarzbaum, ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY
A superb murder mystery, with twists coming thick and fast yet always at the right moments.
-Maggie Lee, THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
You never know where 'Mother' is going to go next. All you know is that you're in the hands of a master...
-Ty Burr, BOSTON GLOBE
...a top-notch dramatic thriller.
-Linda Barnard, TORONTO STAR

Synopsis

A peaceful community is rocked by the horrific discovery of a murdered schoolgirl dangling over the ledge of a building. Local detectives, anxious to finger someone for the crime, unjustly convict a mentally challenged man. But in the mind of his fiercely protective mother, this case is far from closed. Fed up with incompetent officials, she conducts her own investigation into the killer's true identity. To clear her son's name, she's willing to do whatever it takes. Critically-acclaimed director Bong Joon-ho (The Host) delivers a chilling look at the depths of maternal devotion in this beautifully crafted murder mystery that draws you in and keeps you guessing at every turn.

Theatrical Release Date

Friday, March 26, 2010
Original Languages: Korean
Genre: Thriller
Running Time: 128 min.
Year: 2010

CREDITS

CAST
Kim Hye-Ja
Won Bin
DIRECTED BY
Bong Joon-ho

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PHOTOS

Mother (Kim Hye-Ja) & Yoon Do-Joon (Won Bin). Photo courtesy of Magnolia Pictures.
Mother (Kim Hye-Ja). Photo courtesy of Magnolia Pictures.
Yoon Do-Joon (Won Bin). Photo courtesy of Magnolia Pictures.
Mother (Kim Hye-Ja). Photo courtesy of Magnolia Pictures.
Mother (Kim Hye-Ja). Photo courtesy of Magnolia Pictures.
Director Bong Joon-Ho. Photo courtesy of Magnolia Pictures.