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Mother - 2009 (마더)

마더 (Ma-deo)

Directed by Bong Joon-ho (봉준호)

Screenplay by ,


128min | Release date in South Korea :

Widowed for a long time, a mother lives alone with her only son. He is 28 years old, a shy and quiet young man. In the aftermath of a terrible murder, the woman’s hope- less, helpless son becomes the prime suspect. There is no real evidence against him, but the police throw groundless suspicion at him. Eager to close the case, the police are happy with their cursory investigation and arrest the boy. His defense attorney turns out to be in- competent and unreliable. Faced with no other choice, his mother gets involved, determined to prove her son’s innocence.
International Film Festivals
2009 Cannes International Film Festival , Un Certain Regard


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  • Lee Mi-do gets drunk in front of Won Bin and Jin Goo

    2015/07/08, Source,
    Actress Lee Mi-do told a fun story about getting drunk in front of Won Bin and Jin Goo. Lee Mi-do appeared on the KBS 2TV show "Happy Together 3" in October last year and said, "I can't drink well. I was once the only girl at a drinking session with the director of "Mother - 2009"",...More
  • Bae Yong-joon, Won Bin and Lee Na-young: Will we see them this year?

    2015/01/08, Source,
    Will we be seeing them this year? While many are interested in what actors and actresses will be coming forth with, there are a few that are being missed. Bae Yong-joon who is an Asian star beyond Korea, has been hinting comeback for a few years now and it's becoming more difficult to see him. He made a special appearance in the 2011 KBS 2TV drama "Dream High" but that was all,...More
  • [HanCinema's Drama Review] "Mother's Choice" Episode 2

    So-yeong has been forced into the choice that makes up the drama's title. She can either do what's right as a woman, and support the victim of a terrible crime, or she can do what's right by her son, which is prevent this incident from ruining his life. So-yeong chooses to do the wrong thing, and while it takes some time for her to face actual repercussions, in the immediate sense, the way she betrays herself as a woman is palpable,...More
  • Legendary S. Korean Director of "The Man from Nowhere" Returns with the Highly Anticipated Film "No Tears for the Dead"

    2014/06/04, Source,
    South Korea's highly anticipated film "No Tears for the Dead" (directed by Lee Jeong-beom) is set to be released in North American theaters June 20th! PROLOGUE Veteran hitman Gon (Jang Dong-gun) receives a mission, which is to target Mogyeong (Kim Min-hee). The trouble is, he falls in love with her. SYNOPSIS Abandoned by his mother shortly after immigrating to America, Gon is raised by the mafia and grows up to become a cold-blooded hitman. Though usually flawless in taking out his targets, Gon makes a terrible mistake of killing an innocent young girl. A flood of guilt takes over his life and the situation becomes worse when his boss assigns him the job of killing the young girl's mother. Gon's new target, Mogyeong, is a risk manager at an investment firm and has buried herself in work to bury her grief. She is completely unaware of her role at the heart of a dangerous conspiracy. Finally, she meets the man who wants to tell her the truth behind the death of her child,...More
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CJ Entertainment (CJ Entertainment)
 Hong Kyeong-pyo (홍경표)
 Lee Byeong-woo (이병우)
 Bong Joon-ho (봉준호)
 Original idea
 Jeong Doo-hong (정두홍)
 Martial arts
 Ryoo Seong-hee (류성희)
 Art director
 Hong Kyeong-pyo (홍경표)
 Advertisement picture
 Nam Na-yeong (남나영)
 Negative editing
 Baek Dong-hyeon (백동현)
128 min 35mm Cinemascope (2.35)
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Airing dates : 2009/05/28
South Korean Box Office
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As of 2014.02.23 : 2 979 551  admissions (total)
As of 2009.08.09 : 3,002,572 admissions (total)
As of 2009.07.19 : 3,001,727 admissions (total)
As of 2009.07.12 : 2,996,951 admissions (total)
As of 2009.07.05 : 2,977,005 admissions (total)
As of 2009.06.28 : 2,926,394 admissions (total)
As of 2009.06.21 : 2,839,097 admissions (total)
As of 2009.06.14 : 2,618,172 admissions (total)
As of 2009.06.07 : 2,190,593 admissions (total)
As of 2009.05.31 : 1,211,586 admissions (total)

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Great movie and performances by the main three actors. It really shows how powerful mothers can be.
2009-10-03 06:08:17
2009-05-04 17:57:58
Can't wait to see this movie. Finally Won Bin's back on track. Will this be another great performance by Won Bin?
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