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Mother - 2009 (마더)

마더 (Ma-deo)

Directed by Bong Joon-ho (봉준호)

Screenplay by ,

Drama

128min | Release date in South Korea :

Synopsis
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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Distribution
CJ Entertainment (CJ Entertainment)
Staff
 Hong Kyeong-pyo (홍경표)
 Cinematographer
 Lee Byeong-woo (이병우)
 Musician
 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)
 Stunts
Technics
128 min 35mm Cinemascope (2.35)
Web site
www.mother2009.co.kr...
Festival(s) & award(s)
Sales or release dates & Box Office
Airing dates : 2009/05/28
South Korean Box Office
Source : www.cine21.com & www.kobis.or.kr
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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