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Mother (Madeo) (4 stars)

A mad mix of 'obsessive mother' and whodunit

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Mother (Madeo)

(15) 129min

Excellent South Korean thriller in which a mother desperately searches for the killer who framed her son for a horrific murder. Directed and written by Bong Joon-ho, whose previous films include Memories of Murder and The Host – this powerful, almost schizophrenic film is a mad mix of ‘obsessive mother’ drama and intricately realised whodunit. Seek it before Hollywood remakes it. Veteran stage and screen actress Kim Hye-ja dominates every frame.

Selected release, Fri 20 Aug.

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Mother (Madeo)

  • 4 stars
  • 2009
  • South Korea
  • 123 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Joon-ho Bong
  • Cast: Hye-ja Kim, Bin Won, Yoon Jae-Moon

This South Korean thriller is a mad mix of 'obsessive mother' drama and intricately realised whodunit. Seek it out before Hollywood remakes it.

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