Madeo

Every mother loves her children, no matter how bad and fucked up they are, a mother’s love can be much more bigger than all the world’s cruelty. A confirmation of this statement can be found in the plot of Joon-ho Bong’s “Madeo”.

 

Plot Summary (thanks to imdb.com):

A mother lives quietly with her twenty-eight-year-old son, Do-joon, providing herbs and acupuncture to neighbors. One day, a girl is brutally murdered, and Do-joon is charged with the killing. Now, it’s his mother’s call whether to prove him innocent or to leave him imprisoned.

 

If you are familiar with Bong’s filmography you can find structural similarities between Mother and Memories of  Murder. The movie starts very slowly with raw observations that reveal the settlement that the characters of the movie find themselves in. After that the movie speeds up to suck you in for the rest of its length, you will be hypnotized until the last scene. This is a great crime-thriller-drama crossover wit a jaw-drop effect at the end, that shows how wide the spectrum of mother’s love can be (and is my personal recommendation if you look for a movie to screen on Mother’s Day).

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