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Mother (어머니는 죽지 않는다)

어머니는 죽지 않는다 (Eo-meo-ni-neun Jook-ji Anh-neun-da)

Directed by Ha Myeong-joong (하명중)

Screenplay by


93min | Release date in South Korea :

Alternative title : "Mother Never Dies"


Gupabal is an old village that is soon to disappear into history due to redevelopment. An hour before the evacuated area is scheduled to be detonated, a famous elderly novelist named CHOI Ho sneaks into the village carrying a small bundle. Arriving at the old home where he was raised, CHOI embarks on a journey through the past via a beautiful reunion with his already-deceased mother. However in the midst of these travels through old memories, he accidentally discovers the secret that his mother has been hiding...


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 Produced by
 Ha Joon-won (하준원)
 Choi In-ho (최인호)
 Original work
 Ha Sang-won (하상원)
 Production department
 Kim Hyoung-ju (김형주)
 Kang Mi-ja (강미자)
93 min 35mm Cinemascope (2.35)
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Release date in South Korea : 2007/09/12
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As of 2007.09.30 : 121,257 admissions (total)
As of 2007.09.16 : 89,496 admissions (total)

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hi ms. han hye sook i really want to see you in person because i really 2 idolize you than my mother. hope that you read my message for you cause i will be very happy when ReAd mY message. i would be the very happiest person i the world when i meet you i
2008-08-04 01:49:20
2008-08-04 01:47:59
i love you han hye sook im pauline gail frm phils.
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