#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – A mother lives quietly with her twenty-eight-year-old son, Do-joon, providing herbs and acupuncture to neighbors. One day, a girl is brutally murdered, and Do-joon is charged with the killing. Now, it’s his mother’s call whether to prove him innocent or to leave him imprisoned.
Plot: A mother lives quietly with her son. One day, a girl is brutally killed, and the boy is charged with the murder. Now, it’s his mother’s mission to prove him innocent.
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An extra-loyal mom
Bong Joon-ho’s new film is built around actors. The starting point of it is Kim Hye-ja, ‘grande dame’ of Korean acting (around whom the screenplay by Bong and Park Eun-kyo is built), who gets a chance to break away from the long-suffering, boundlessly loving mother image she maintains in the long-running “Rustic Diary” TV series to embrace a juicier, darker, richer role. Likewise Won Bin, whose pretty-boy looks have gotten him gangster and perfect son casting, here becomes the slack-jawed, unpredictable Do-joon, a “retard,” not taken seriously by most of the town, but zealously protected by his apothecary mom (Kim), who even sleeps in the same bed with him, though he’s 27. Both the mother’s and son’s roles are challenging. Kim Hye-ja shows an incredible emotional range within a de-glamorized exterior, and Won Bin subtly side-steps dumb-guy shtick, managing to keep Do-joon lastingly unpredictable and mysterious.
Do-joon has a run-in with the police after he and his friend Jin-tae (Jin Gu) hassle some fat cats at the golf club after one of them hits Do-joon with his Mercedes and doesn’t stop. Simple Do-joon brags about being at the police station, but then gets drunk, brooding about the way Jin-tae ribs him for being a virgin and wanting to get laid. Then that same night Ah-jong, a schoolgirl, is found with her head bashed in and Do-joon becomes the prime suspect. His case seems hopeless, but his aging mother, convinced that Do-joon would never hurt a fly, takes it upon herself to conduct her own investigation of the case, which neither the cops nor the fancy lawyer she has engaged are interested in. This story carries its mother-son relationship well beyond the usual. There is no extent to which this mom won’t go to protect and exonerate her son, and some of the memories that are dredged up are troubling indeed.
In some aspects ‘Mother’ reaches back to Bong’s 2003 ’80’s-set police procedural ‘Memories of Murder,’ particularly to its sensitive development of a small-town milieu. But this film is also full of comic aspects like the director’s later international success ‘The Host’ (2006, also a NYFf selection). The focus on mysterious, isolated people relates to the main character in Bong’s top-drawer segment of the 2008 ‘Tokyo!’ trilogy, “Shaking Tokyo.” Cell phone cameras, autographed golf balls, and acupuncture also play key roles in the story, which is full of interesting twists and turns. A major turnaround comes from Do-joon’s bad-boy friend Jin-tae, whose true role we have no idea of at first.
Bong explodes the image of the ideal mother and as usual, bends genres in this new effort. At times this might seem a twisted psychological thriller with links to Douglas Sirk and Sam Fuller, and the occasionally old-fashioned movie music by Lee Byeong-woo, traditionally surging at key points, reinforces that impression. Ryu Seong-hie, the production designer, has worked extensively with Park Chan-wook, and d.p. Hong Gyeong-pyo does a superb job in integrating the looks of a wide variety of locations. This is highly sophisticated Korean cinema at its technical best.
We can’t possibly reveal the outcome: the essence of ‘Mother’ is that its plot is packed with surprises. Perhaps indeed there are a few too many: the last ten minutes introduce further twists after the surprise climax that might better have been omitted. For all the great look, terrific acting, and explosive plot twists, I’m not sure this is up to the best of Bong Joon-ho’s previous work. It’s fun and entertaining especially at the outset and watchable throughout, but Bong and Park’s screenplay meanders a bit. The film’s inclusion in the 2009 New York Film Festival may owe more to timing, to the bloom that’s still upon Korean cinema, and to Bong’s status as an alumnus of the festival, than to the film’s intrinsic merit. (Hong Sang-soo, a NYFF favorite, despite a new film that’s received raves, is omitted this year. His 2008 NYFF Paris-based entry was somewhat lackluster. . .)
Bong’s ‘Mother’/’Madeo’ was included in the “Un Certain Regard” series at Cannes, and shown as part of the New York Film Festival at Lincoln Center 2009.
S. Koreans film makers are so damn brilliant.
So recently going on a S.Korean film rampage (Memories of Murder, Oldboy, The Chaser, etc) The more I watch these S.Korean thriller movies, the more I admire how brilliant these films are compared to the typical Hollywood movies out there. Their movies are always original, creative and exciting to watch. To have a senior women starring as the main role in a crime/thriller movie is undoubtedly unique and definitely not what one expects within this type of genre. But it works, and works exceptionally on a whole nother level. Most murder mysteries in typical films involve engaging the audience in uncovering the complex ‘truth’ that keeps us guessing until the end. But this film is different, completely the opposite of what one would expect, similar to that of the ending of “Memories of Murder”. It’s not simply about finding out what really happened in the crime scene, but rather a shocking twist to how people can change as a result of the crime. It really puts you in the shoes of the mother, you could feel the mother’s emotions as the film progresses. When you watch this film, try not to think so hard, because you’ll be in one heck of a ‘wtf’ moment.
Original Language ko
Runtime 2 hr 9 min (129 min)
Genre Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Director Bong Joon Ho
Writer Bong Joon Ho (story), Eun-kyo Park (screenplay), Bong Joon Ho (screenplay)
Actors Hye-ja Kim, Won Bin, Jin Goo, Je-mun Yun
Country South Korea
Awards 44 wins & 46 nominations.
Production Company CJ Entertainment
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Arricam LT, Hawk V-Plus and V-Series Lenses, Arricam ST, Hawk V-Plus and V-Series Lenses
Film Length 3,500 m (Portugal, 35 mm)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision3 500T 5219)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Hawk Scope (anamorphic) (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm