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.Written by
Pusan International Film Festival
Because of phonetic differences between English and Korean, both "Mother" and "Murder" are spelled the same when translated to Korean characters. The movie title, "Madeo", is a play on this similarity, suggesting both "Mother" and "Murder". See more »
A black and white version (overseen by Joon-ho Bong) premiered at the Sydney Film Festival in 2015. The cut (and duration) remain that same, with colour altered. See more »
A mother's love for her child knows no law, no pity. It crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path. - Agatha Christie.
Was looking forward to this film after enjoying the director's earlier films, Memories of murder, The host n Snowpiercer.
The film is about a mentally challenged kid who is also being overprotected by his single mother who is a specialist in herbs n acupuncture.
The kid is arrested n charged with the murder of a young girl but the mother believes he is innocent n she goes out to prove his innocence.
The best part about this film is the acting by the lady who played the mother.
Another good aspect is the details.
When the dead body of the girl is kept on the terrace of a dilapidated house for the whole town to see, we as viewers really wants to know the reason n the reason is explained towards the end well suiting.
The direction n cinematography were brilliant. The only problem was the editing. Found it to be a bit slow n long.
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