The next morning, she is discovered dead on the rooftop, shocking the town and pressuring the incompetent police to find the killer. That was a popular thriller about a giant squid, created by toxic waste, who dragged away a victim. As his mother departs for a bus station to go on a trip, Do-joon returns her acupuncture kit, which he found in the remains of the junk collector's house, and tells her to be more careful. Mother Bong Joon Ho Celebrity Profile - Check out the latest Bong Joon Ho photo gallery, biography, pics, pictures, interviews, news, forums and blogs at Rotten Tomatoes! Now, it's his mother's call whether to prove him innocent or to leave him imprisoned. Things go wrong for a high ranking mobster when he doesn't proceed by his boss's orders. His mother struggles with the burden of the debt. His father retired from Seoul Institute of Technology as a professor of design in 2007 and died in 2017. Now, it's his mother's call whether to prove him innocent or to leave him imprisoned. [10] On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 96% based on 114 reviews, with an average rating of 7.88/10. Mi-na. $8.99. When the junk collector learns that Do-joon will be released and the case reopened, he immediately picks up the phone to report Do-joon's guilt to the police. Bong Joon Ho was born on September 14, 1969 in Daegu, South Korea. Je-moon. Quantity-+ $8.99 Add to Cart. A monster emerges from Seoul's Han River and begins attacking people. The mother breaks into Jin-tae's house and takes a golf club, which she believes has blood on it. After being wrongfully imprisoned for thirteen years and having her child taken away from her, a woman seeks revenge through increasingly brutal means. A mother desperately searches for the killer who framed her son for a girl's horrific murder. This is a decent film with a good plot line. However, she is unsuccessful, as the lawyer she hires is self-absorbed and unhelpful and the community unanimously blames Do-joon for the crime. Hye-ia es una madre soltera. When Do-joon is nearly hit by a car, he and Jin-tae vandalize the car and attack the driver and passengers as revenge. Mother (Korean: 마더; RR: Madeo) is a 2009 South Korean thriller film directed by Bong Joon-ho, starring Kim Hye-ja and Won Bin. The plot follows a mother who, after her intellectually disabled son is accused of the murder of a young girl, attempts to find the true killer in order to get her son freed. Mi-seon. Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? His other films include Snowpiercer and the very popular, Parasite.The story is centered around Do-joon who’s a 20 something year old guy but is mentally challenged. Best Movie With South Korea as a Backdrop? Bong Joon-ho is one of Korea’s most prolific and accomplished filmmakers. Mother competed in the Un Certain Regard category at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival. At this point the story goes through a slow pace and a series of clues and knowledge is gathered, but the viewer is left wondering where this is leading and how this is going to progress.Suddenly, the last half an hour of the film, the plot begins to get interesting again and we see the true characteristics of the Mother which is superbly portrayed. Hye-ia es una madre soltera. They pass the junk collector's burned-down house on the way and stop to pick through the rubble. Su conducta es estúpida o simplemente peligrosa. “Mother,’’ is a mind-blowing shock, not because it’s packed with components of brutality, compulsion, and wrongly-accused thrill and mystery movie, but rather Bong Joon-ho has me seized in his clutches here. Was this review helpful to you? One night, while walking home drunk, he encounters a school girl who he follows for a … One day, a girl is brutally murdered, and Do-joon is charged with the killing. Do-joon attacks another prisoner who calls him "retard." Bong Joon-ho was born in Daegu, South Korea and is the youngest of four children. You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. Use the HTML below. They tell her she was sexually promiscuous and in a relationship with a boy known as "Crazy JP," who had escaped a sanatorium. Mother (2009) In interview after interview, Bong Joon Ho cites Alfred Hitchcock as an inspiration—including in his talk with The A.V. Despite her accusation, Jin-tae agrees to help the mother solve the case—for a fee. chairwoman. There’s always the suspense of where “Mother’’ leads me next. The mother tracks down the phone, hidden at Ah-jung's grandmother's house. A disgraced ex-policeman who runs a small ring of prostitutes finds himself in a race against time when one of his women goes missing. Ah-jung's friend is attacked by two young men who are looking for Ah-jung's phone, but the mother rescues her. "The Host" and "Mother" director Bong Joon-Ho pours on the action but misses the heart -- even with an eminently watchable Tilda Swinton -- in this problematic adventure Bong Joon Ho is back in South Korea after a whirlwind Oscar season that saw him moving to Los Angeles in order to campaign full time for “Parasite” and dominating the … This is a new South Korean film by Bong Joon-ho, his first after "The Host" (2006). On one of his mother's prison visits, Do-joon recalls a memory of her attempt to kill him and then herself when he was five, by lacing their drinks with pesticide. One day, a girl is brutally murdered, and Do-joon is charged with the killing. She tries to apologize, saying she wanted to free them both from hardship and offers to give him acupuncture to forget his pain, but he tells her he never wants to see her again. The Best Foreign Language Thriller (1996-2016), Stockholms 20th International Film Festival. Bong Joon Ho in New York last autumn. The six other films he's directed are all available to stream. Often a source of anxiety to his mother, Do-joon behaves in foolish or simply dangerous ways. He is tricked into signing a confession and faces a long prison sentence. His mother tearfully leaves, shocked by this discovery. Her son, Yoon Do-joon, is shy, but prone to attacking anyone who mocks his intellectual disability. Do-jun (Weon Bin) is a man in his mid-twenties who isn't especially bright and is … A recently laid off factory worker kidnaps his former boss' friend's daughter, hoping to use the ransom money to pay for his sister's kidney transplant. His father, Bong Sang-gyun, was a first-generation graphic designer, industrial designer, and professor of art at Yeungnam University and the head of the art department at the National Film Institute; his mother, Park So-young, was a full-time housewife. A secret agent exacts revenge on a serial killer through a series of captures and releases. Written by Pusan International Film Festival Bong Joon Ho has directed seven films, including 2019's Oscar Winner for Best Picture, Parasite. The mother learns from a camera-shop worker that Ah-jung had frequent nosebleeds. [8] The film had a black-and-white version released in 2013. A woman devoted to her son struggles to keep him from spending his life in prison in this drama from director Bong Joon-ho. Es una constante fuente de preocupación para todos. Acclaimed director Joon-ho Bong (Memories of Murder) explores the lengths a mother will go to protect her child in this atmospheric crime thriller. ... 79 Mother: Mar 12, 2010 Director / Director / Writer / Writer: tbd: 63 Tokyo! You'll laugh at the dark humour, bite your nails during thrilling sequences (although didn't your mother tell you that's a … A young girl risks everything to prevent a powerful, multinational company from kidnapping her best friend - a fascinating beast named Okja. During dinner, he later muses to his mother that whoever dragged Ah-jung up to the roof was probably trying to alert others so they could help her quickly. Jin-tae blames Do-joon for the damage done to the car, and Do-joon is sued. Do-joon remembers seeing a man in the building on the night of Ah-jung's death. Mother Directed by Bong Joon Ho • 2009 • South Korea Starring Kim Hye-ja, Won Bin, Jin Goo Bong Joon Ho’s follow-up to his international triumph THE HOST uses a mother’s fierce, primal love for her son as the basis for singularly arresting, audacious murder mystery. [15], The film was selected as South Korea's official submission for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film at the 82nd Academy Awards. The junk collector ultimately reveals that Do-joon is the real killer. Bong Joon Ho, Writer: Snowpiercer. Her family members learn she's still alive, but can't get the authorities to listen. Movies; Average career score: 77: Highest Metascore: 96: Parasite: Lowest Metascore: 61: Sea Fog: Score distribution: Positive: 9 out of 9. http://www.motherfilm.com/ Hye-ja is a single mom to 27-year-old Do-joon. A woman is hired as a handmaiden to a Japanese heiress, but secretly she is involved in a plot to defraud her. 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