Mother

Mother

           Mother
               Genre: Drama, Thriller
               Family secret, mother-son relationship, murder suspect
  A comparison, call upon the many Koreans like, is the between their own society and Italian. Both Koreans and Italians, were temperamental than their neighbors, then claimed, and in both countries have the mother, “mamma,” a special meaning. Of course these are stereotypes – but like most of this has an element of truth. Effectively available for many Korean mothers of their son in the first place, and many young men need very long to get away from her mother. Mother, the new plant of South Korean director Bong Joon-Ho tells of an almost Oedipal mother-son relationship. Bong has come with the representation of family structures to international fame – his magnificent film, The Host was the most successful Korean film of all time. In quite an ironic way, he took up genre conventions to guide them through exaggeration to absurdity. His fighting against a monster at first about the family was similar in Jurassic Park, to eventually fall apart. Similarly Bong uses in traditional family structures Mother, which he exaggerated. And this time the story is considerably more complex than the plot would suggest. Hye-ja (Kim Hye-ja), Ginseng Seller and acupuncturist, is a typical Korean Ajumma, an elderly lady who works hard and does everything for her young adult son Do-. In her case, this dedication goes so far as to do-jun even the food and cut himself peeing still “healthy” tea infuses. Do-jun (Won Bin) meets the stereotype of the mother’s boy so far as he is of his mother, totally dependent – he has never worked. Won Bin plays him as a naive and good-natured, but somewhat retarded innocent. His Do-jun looks constantly with his mouth open in front of him and lacks any sense of irony. After a night is Thu Jun-arrested on suspicion of murder. A schoolgirl was found dead. The mentally impaired young man can not remember the night in his mother’s wake, however, gave her strength. Hye-ja takes the search for the killers in their own hands – that her son no one could touch a hair is, for them without question. The previously unremarkable lady will lead to the detective and human rights, her campaign against injustice to expose the Korean society. Because the nuclear family is suddenly confronted by a corrupt and disinterested police force, where violence has taken the upper hand just out of boredom. All the characters act as a prototype of a society in transition: in addition to the loving mother there because the unintentionally childless and therefore desperate young woman, the corrupt lawyer, standalone and expelled from the society aged, the alcoholic, the mobbing school children, the sex addict schoolgirl. As in previous works Bong mixes elements of various genres. Film noir, Hitchcock-homage, family drama, Agatha Christie in Korean? All of these descriptions to make, but only in part. Mother is just as much family drama as portrait of society, crime as well as satire. The director himself said: “Apparently it is a crime thriller about a murder case, but there are no police officers as the main character plays. Instead, a mother’s role. We keep joking that membership is a genre ultimately decided by the employees, which the film in the video library sorted. ” Bongs view is exposed and pitilessly. Nothing is as it seems at first. Selfless mother’s love, as propagated in countless Korean songs, books and films will be? Chasms are opening up, when Do-jun childhood memories unpacks. Respect for superiors, as required under the Confucian doctrine? Even the audience is driven to the view presented here of elite fast. Lawyers, graduates of the best universities turn out of the country, as corrupt fraudsters, who receive their client in an irreverent animated. Children as innocent beings? Far from it. In discussions with the classmates of the dead exposed Hye-ja of childhood quickly as life that is full of low motives, power and sexual desires. And the respect for age? The old people here are outcasts. Hye-ja remains is their very own form of acupuncture, to deal with reality. For that it is also its not about justice, then we must recognize them soon. With Kim Hye-ja director Bong has committed an idol of his youth. As a series actress she has been known for years in Korea. That he also places importance on harmonious in the equipment details, shows the production history: The fictional town where the movie plays, is composed of innumerable places throughout South Korea, some locations have been built in the studio. And the film is to be considered great – Bong has filmed in 2:35:1 widescreen format, which is not only the landscapes that enhances the value. In Korea was mainly Kim Hye-ja praised for their game. At the Asian Film Awards 2010 she was honored as Best Actress. In addition, Mother was awarded as Best Film and Best Screenplay. The film was also nominated as South Korea’s official entry for the Oscar ® award-2010th (Claire Horst)
  Title: Mother Original Title: Madeo Country of production: South Korea Production year: 2009 Length: 128 (min .) Distribution: MFA + Film Distribution

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