If you were excited for Bong Joon-ho’s Mother, this new trailer isn’t going to help the wait at all. Magnolia just released it via Apple and it’s one hell of a trailer, compelling and dark and just hinting at what evils the film might contain. Truly excellent soundtrack, as well.

Check it out here!
Kudos to Magnolia for not pussying out and including some horrendous English narration like so many studios do when they’re trying to sell a foreign language film. (ahem)

The synopsis:

Hye-ja is a single mom to
27-year-old Do-joon. Her son is her raison d’être. Though an adult in
years, Do-joon is naïve and dependent on his mother, and a constant
source of anxiety, often behaving in ways that are foolish or simply
dangerous. Walking home alone one night down a nearly empty city
street, he encounters a young girl who he follows for a while before
she disappears into a dark alley. The next morning, she is found dead
in an abandoned building and Do-joon is accused of her murder. Thanks
to an inefficient lawyer and an apathetic police force, Do-joon’s case
is quickly closed, but his mother refuses to let this be the end of the
story. Trusting no one, Hye-ja’s maternal instincts kick into
overdrive, and she sets out to find the girl’s killer and prove her
son’s innocence.

Although the film sounds pretty serious, it apparently has the same jarring shifts into dark humor that drove people nuts with The Host. Personally, I loved that aspect of the film (and love it in Korean filmmaking in general) but it will be interesting to see how people react to it.

Mother hits theaters March 12, 2010.