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Mother (2009) More at IMDbPro »Madeo (original title)

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Mother -- A mother desperately searches for the killer who framed her son for their horrific murder.
Mother -- An A-student’s life is turned upside-down when inappropriate status updates and photos appear on her online profile. Soon, she learns that even her life is in danger.

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Director:
Writers:
Joon-ho Bong (story)
Eun-kyo Park (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
28 May 2009 (South Korea) See more »
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Tagline:
She'll stop at nothing.
Plot:
A mother desperately searches for the killer that framed her son for a girl's horrific murder. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
19 wins & 21 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
(70 articles)
‘Child’s Pose’ is a wonder to watch
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User Reviews:
A Movie Forced to write My First ever Review,,In my Top 3 always See more (80 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Hye-ja Kim ... Mother

Bin Won ... Yoon Do-joon
Ku Jin ... Jin-tae (as Goo Jin)
Je-mun Yun ... Je-moon (as Jae-moon Yoon)
Mi-seon Jeon ... Mi-sun
Sae-Byeok Song ... Sepaktakraw Detective (as Sae-beauk Song)
Byoung-Soon Kim ... Group Leader
Woo-hee Chun ... Mi-na
Gin-goo Kim ... Ah-jeong's Grandma
Moo-yeong Yeo ... Lawyer Kong Seok-ho (as Ou-hyung Yum)
Young-Suck Lee ... Elder at Junk Shop
Hee-ra Mun ... Moon Ah-jeong (as Hee-ra Moon)
Mi-do Lee ... Hyung-teo
Young-ki Jung ... Kkang-ma
Gyu-pil Go ... Ddung-ddung (as Kyu-phill Ko)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Pil-Kyeong Jang
Jeong-wuk Kim
Seung-hyeon Lee
Bok-dong Mun
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Directed by
Joon-ho Bong 
 
Writing credits
Joon-ho Bong (story)

Eun-kyo Park (screenplay) &
Joon-ho Bong (screenplay)

Produced by
Joon H. Choi .... associate producer
Katharine Kim .... co-executive producer
Miky Lee .... executive producer
Yang-kwon Moon .... co-executive producer
Yang-kwon Moon .... producer
Tae-joon Park .... producer
Woo-sik Seo .... producer
 
Original Music by
Byung-woo Lee 
 
Cinematography by
Kyung-pyo Hong 
 
Film Editing by
Sae-kyoung Moon 
 
Production Design by
Seong-hie Ryu 
 
Costume Design by
Se-yeon Choi 
 
Makeup Department
Hyun-kyu Hwang .... hair stylist
Hyun-kyu Hwang .... makeup artist
Hee Eun Lee .... special makeup effects artist
 
Production Management
Sungho Nam .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Hyun-Cheol Park .... third assistant director
 
Sound Department
Ye-jin Cho .... sound designer
Tae-young Choi .... sound supervisor
Hye Young Kang .... sound designer
Min Kyu Kim .... foley mixer
Byung-Ha Lee .... recording
Chung Gyu Lee .... foley artist
Jun-o Park .... sound effects editor
Min Young Park .... dialogue editor
Yong Ki Park .... adr mixer
Yong Ki Park .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Visual Effects by
Kang Chang-bae .... visual effects artist
Yuseop Ham .... visual effects
Changbae Kang .... visual effects
Jihyun Nam .... head of effects
Jeong Hun Seong .... digital effects artist
Zeon-Hyoung Yi .... visual effects supervisor
 
Other crew
Hyun-tae Bak .... co-investor
Jésus Castro .... making-of director
Bi-hyung Cho .... co-investor
Won-suk Chung .... co-investor
Hak-beom Kim .... co-investor
Joori Kim .... production assistant
Sean Lee .... investment executive
Yong-Joon Lee .... co-investor
Younjoo Lee .... co-investment executive
Ki-moon Nam .... co-investor
June-tae Park .... co-investor
Bob Seh .... co-investor
Kang-young Shin .... co-investor
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Madeo" - South Korea (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for language, some sexual content, violence and drug use
Runtime:
128 min
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:16 | Australia:MA | Brazil:16 | Canada:14A (British Columbia) | Canada:18A (Ontario) | Germany:12 | Hong Kong:III | Japan:PG-12 | New Zealand:R16 | Portugal:M/16 (Qualidade) | Singapore:R21 | Singapore:M18 (edited version) | South Korea:18 | UK:15 | USA:R (certificate #45803)
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South Korea's official submission to 82nd Academy Award's Foreign Language in 2010.See more »
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43 out of 63 people found the following review useful.
A Movie Forced to write My First ever Review,,In my Top 3 always, 20 March 2010

Only a film seen so much perfect was 'The Shawsank Redemption' back in 1995.

Its amazingly focused, awesomely directed and what a heavenly story!, i have seen a lot of twist and turn movies (most of them gets boring in the middle)but this is something out of here..u will admire every scene!

I loved 'Shawsank Redemption and The Dark Knight' didn't find time to give them ratings but this movie forced me to give it a Review 10/10 in IMDb. And by the way if this Movie would have been made by Hollywood, it would have got Oscar, but it got only 8.1/10 in IMDb because its Asian, come on Americans??? Sorry for my grammar

Just Watch ! Definitely Recommended !!

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Plot hole czenczenczen
Actually the mother was the major cause of the girl's murder !!! tameem_10
Ok, so who did it? lilostitch321
Acupuncture, beginning and ending... maxwellmurder19
No expert on Korean law, but it seems like the mother made a mistake FollicleMan
Few questions [Spoilers] nitinmohankapoor
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