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South Korea's official submission for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 2010 is a tightly orchestrated whodunit murder mystery that is also a gut-wrenching psychological drama delving into the dark depths of a mother's ferocious love for her son.
While I liked the second half a lot more than the first, the movie left me speechless with it overall quality in both storytelling and production value. This may be Bong Joon-Ho's finest film, being a lot more ambitious than "The Host" or "Memories of Murder". The only problems I can think of come from personal preference and not the movie itself, so while it may be a little heavy and sometimes not really pleasant to watch, "Madeo" is something absolutely worth experiencing.
Another great addition in Bong Joon Ho's catalogue, Mother explores the evolution of a story, from a simple-yet-odd premise, until a full grown thriller that captures what we, as audiences, love the best; to be taken by surprise in an intriguing and strongly hooking experience, all of this to explore a mother's obsessive devotion towards her son.
Totally incredible, so stunning visually, with nealy perfect sound. And a story with a the south korean ingredients, weirdness, sex, violence, murder, blood and shitloads of strangeness. The acting is done with class, pouring out their souls in horror. No wonder why South Korea has been the leading movie-scene since we entered 21th century.
Absolutely stellar. Mother is suspenseful, gripping and Kim Hye-ja is one of the best actresses I've ever seen on screen. Beautifully directed with both an artistry of filmmaking and an economy of scenes, dialogue, props and imagery.
This 2010 drama/mystery/thriller is impressive. The slow beginning picks up pace as the movie progresses. Hye-ja Kim as the mother is superb. She stands up to prove her son's innocence. Will the movie end in a way we expect it to? Something for you to find out. A very good movie by Bong Joon-ho (Memories of Murder & The host).
It's Korean which means it's good. This is a splendid story shot very nicely about the mother of a simple kid charged with the murder of a local girl. His mother refuses to accept the verdict and, as the police have no interest in looking for alternatives, she starts her own investigation. Great film.
Bong combines intense tragedy and dry humor to create a witty, unexpected sense of bizarreness in this ironic narrative that surprises us with its clever plot twists, elegant cinematography and an absolutely magnificent performance by Kim Hye-ja.