Mother (2009)
aka Madeo
Reviewed in October 2009
Top Ten List: #6 of 2009 (world premieres)
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Director: Bong Joon-ho. Cast: Kim Hye-ja, Won Bin, Jin Goo, Yun Je-moon, Lee Yeong-seok, Cheon U-hui, Kim Byeong-sun, Go Gyu-pil, Kim Jin-goo. Screenplay: Bong Joon-ho and Park Eun-kyo.
Twitter Capsule: As in many Korean peers, piecemeal structure is problem and thrilling gift; for every bald patch, a staggering surprise

Photo © 2009 CJ Entertainment/Barunson
Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B+


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Awards:
Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Best Actress (Kim)
Boston Society of Film Critics: Best Foreign-Language Film

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