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Mother 2009

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Mother 2009 15

129 mins Korea, Republic of Director. Bong Joon-ho

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.

The fourth feature from cult director Bong Joon-ho (The Host, Snowpiercer) is a startlingly original account of maternal feelings in all their terrifying intensity; blackly comic and exquisitely shot.

Directed by

Bong Joon-ho

Featuring

Won Bin

Kim Hye-ja

Genres

Thriller

Collection

Classic Cannes Festival London Film Festival Mark Kermode Introduces

Certificate

15 Contains strong language, sex and violence

Released

2009

Country

Korea, Republic of

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