Wednesday, August 18, 2010


Based on a number of comments I read on Facebook, I decided to watch the Korean film MOTHER on BluRay. The film is the story of a mother's love for her son, and how she will do anything to protect him. The son in the story is a mentally-challenged young man who has been accused of murdering a young girl. The mother is forced to become a detective to find out who killed her.

This is an extraordinarily well made film on every level. The cinematography is gorgeous, and perfectly suited to the film's story. There's a lot about the film that feels Hitchcockian as well. There's not much score, but what's there is very effective.

The acting is outstanding. The woman who plays the mother covers a very full range of emotions, and the young man is very convincing as well, without becoming the typical Hollywood cliche of mentally challenged (Rain Man, Forest Gump).

I highly recommend this film.
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