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Mother
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7,002 Ratings

MOTHER

Madeo

Directed by Bong Joon Ho
South Korea, 2009
Crime, Thriller, Drama

Synopsis

A widow lives quietly with her mentally challenged son in a small South Korean town. They’re plunged into a nightmare when a girl is brutally murdered, and the son is the prime suspect. Betrayed by the legal system, the mother takes the law into her own hands to clear her son’s name.

Synopsis

A widow lives quietly with her mentally challenged son in a small South Korean town. They’re plunged into a nightmare when a girl is brutally murdered, and the son is the prime suspect. Betrayed by the legal system, the mother takes the law into her own hands to clear her son’s name.

Our take

Before making history by nabbing four Oscars® for Parasite, South Korean master Bong Joon Ho made this devastating genre hybrid. A startling, slippery thriller fusing elements of melodrama, comedy, and horror, it stars the stunning Hye-ja Kim as one of the most unforgettable mothers in cinema.