Bong Joon Ho’s Mother is excellent. A twisted story about
a mother trying to prove the innocence of her son, it’s equal parts revenge story, crime thriller and emotional drama. It’s really one hell of a ride. It’s not
nearly as bizarre as Joon Ho’s previous monster movie hit The Host, but it’s equally thrilling.

Hye-ja is a single mom to 27-year-old Do-joon. Her son is her raison d’etre. Though an adult in years, Do-joon is naive 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.

promote the release of the film we’ve got two posters from the film (signed by Bong!) to
give away. Each one will come with an awesome bonus- a copy of The Host’s
2-disc collector’s edition dvd!

To win: simply send an email to alex at and let me know what your favorite Korean flick of all time is. Put MOTHER in the subject and include your full name and mailing address.

Mother hits theaters today, make sure
to check out if it’s playing near you and don’t pass it up!

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