Mother / 마더**** (2009)
Director: Bong Jun Ho (봉준호)
Screenwriter: Bong Jun Ho (봉준호), Pak Eun Kyo (박은교)
Cast: Kim Hye Ja (김혜자), Weon Bin (원빈), Jin Gu (진구), Yun Je Mun (윤제문), Jeon Mi Seon (전미선), Song Sae Byeok (송새벽), Yi Yeong Seok (이영석), Mun Hee Ra (문희라), Cheon Wu Hee (천우희), Kim Byeong Sun (김병순), Yeo Mu Yeong (여무영), Jeong Yeong Gi (정영기), Ko Gyu Pil (고규필), Yi Mi Do (이미도), Kim Jin Gu (김진구), Kim Hong Jib (김홍집), Min Kyeong Jin (민경진), Jo Kyeong Suk (조경숙)
Yun Do Jun, 28 and mentally impaired lives with her widowed mum, owner of a traditional herb shop. When his son is arrested for the murder of a young neighborhood girl, she does all she can to prove her son’s innocence, re-investigating the case on her own.
This is an enjoyable movie, good story and acting. Striking performance by Kim Hye Ja, pun intended. The movie really dwells on her shoulders. I didn’t know her very well but I enjoyed her performance. Picture wise, I liked the tones and colors. They go well with the mood, I think. This movie has been presented in Un Certain Regard Cannes Festival selection. I enjoyed it. Interesting twist towards the end.