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Mother ()

Madeo (original title)
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A mother desperately searches for the killer who framed her son for a girl's horrific murder.

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Mother
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Yoon Do-joon
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Jin-tae
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Je-moon (as Jae-moon Yoon)
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Mi-sun
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Sepaktakraw Detective (as Sae-beauk Song)
Yeong-seok Lee ...
Junk Shop Elder
Hee-ra Mun ...
Moon Ah-jeong (as Hee-ra Moon)
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Mi-na
Byoung-Soon Kim ...
Group Leader
Moo-yeong Yeo ...
Lawyer Kong Seok-ho (as Ou-hyung Yum)
Yeong-gi Jeong ...
Kkang-ma (as Young-ki Jung)
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Ddung-ddung (as Kyu-phill Ko)
Mi-do Lee ...
Hyung-teo
Jin-gu Kim ...
Ah-jeong's Grandma
Hong-jib Kim ...
Jong-pal
Kyung Jin Min ...
Secretary
Kyeong-sook Jo ...
Mi-na's Mother (as Kyung-Sook Cho)
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Female Owner
Yeong-geol Yun ...
Field Detective (as Young-gil Yoon)
Byung-gil Kwon ...
University Professor at Golf Course
Beom-Taek Kwon ...
Golf Cart-Driving Professor (as Bum-Taeg Kwon)
Deok-seong Ha ...
Fleeing Professor on Golf Course
Dong-hun Yum ...
Golf range instructor
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Ah-jeong's Eyeglasses Relative (as Jung Eun Lee)
Geun-ah Im ...
Ah-jeong's Fighting Relative
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Ah-jeong's Pregnant Relative
Mi-jun Kim ...
Laundry Shoulder Lady
Kyung-yeun Hong ...
Lady in the Laundry
Tae-wan Kim ...
Young Do-joon
In-su Yu ...
Exercise Area Prisoner
Moon-Eui Jo ...
Exercise Area Prisoner with Glasses
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Charcoal Man (as Kwak Byung-gyu)
Dae-hyeon Lee ...
Pharmacist
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Hyung-teo's friend
Jun-seo Seong ...
Prison Guard
Hyeong-gook Im ...
Crime Scene Reconstruction Reporter
Ji-hee Han ...
Female Officer
Min-Jung Kim ...
Lawyer Secretary
Pil-Kyeong Jang ...
Middle School Student Playing Game
Bok-dong Mun ...
Middle School Student with Tteokbokki
Tae-Hwan Kim ...
Middle School Student with Fish Cake
Seung-Hyun Lee ...
Middle School Student with Glasses (as Seung-hyeon Lee)
Sungho Nam ...
Manhattan worker
Ok-joo Lee ...
Female Mart Worker
Jeong-wuk Kim ...
Leather Jacket Detective
Bo-Kyung Kim ...
Older Room Salon Lady
Byeol-im Lee ...
Alcohol drink delivery room lady
Hyeon-ju Lee ...
Clapping room lady
Han-mi ...
Golf range caddy
Jae-won Choi ...
Prosecutor Park Jong-pyo
Gyoo-Hyeon Lee ...
Doctor Yoon Jong-goo
Kyu-nam Kim ...
Crime Scene Reconstruction Spectator
Yong-ju Jang ...
Car Accident Spectator
So-Mang Choi ...
British Bus Kid
Chris Briscoe ...
British Bus Kid's Father (as Christopher Briscoe)
Won-Shik Oh ...
Karaoke Waiter
Tae-joon Park ...
Jail Corridor Guard
Hye-jin Yun ...
Young Woman at Terminal
Dong Jung ...
Detective Partner
Ki-Hoon Kwon ...
Detective Partner
Yeong-sik Sin ...
Taxi Driver
Jae-young Shin ...
Laundry Lady
In-mok Park ...
Meat Restuarant Man
Jong-Hwan Yoo ...
Taxi Driver

Directed by

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Bong Joon Ho

Written by

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Bong Joon Ho ... (story)
 
Eun-kyo Park ... (screenplay) &
Bong Joon Ho ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Joon H. Choi ... associate producer
Katharine Kim ... co-executive producer
Miky Lee ... executive producer
Yang-kwon Moon ... co-executive producer / producer
Tae-joon Park ... producer
Woo-sik Seo ... producer

Music by

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Byung-woo Lee

Cinematography by

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Kyung-pyo Hong

Film Editing by

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Sae-kyoung Moon

Editorial Department

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Yong-gi Lee ... colorist
Na-young Nam ... negative editor

Production Design by

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Seong-hie Ryu

Art Direction by

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Seong-hie Ryu

Costume Design by

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Se-yeon Choi

Makeup Department

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Hyun-kyu Hwang ... hair stylist / makeup artist
Hee Eun Lee ... special makeup effects artist

Production Management

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Sungho Nam ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Suryeon Gwak ... second assistant director
Shinzô Katayama ... third assistant director
Hyun-Cheol Park ... third assistant director
Jong-kyu Yang ... assistant director

Art Department

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Kim Byeong-han ... set dresser

Sound Department

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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 / re-recording mixer

Visual Effects by

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Yuseop Ham ... visual effects
Dongho Han ... senior fx
Chang-bae Kang ... visual effects artist / visual effects
Dongsoo Kim ... lead compositor: AZworks
Jeon Hyoung Lee ... visual effects supervisor: vfx supervisor (as Jeon-hyeong Lee)
Jihyun Nam ... head of effects
Jeong Hun Seong ... digital effects artist
Zeon-Hyoung Yi ... visual effects supervisor

Stunts

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Dong-hyeon Baek ... stunts

Additional Crew

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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

Thanks

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Spencer Baumgarten ... thanks
Peter Loehr ... thanks
Haeran Park ... thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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

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Taglines She'll stop at nothing. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Mother (Indonesia, English title)
  • Mother (World-wide, English title)
  • Mother (Ireland, English title)
  • Mother (United States)
  • Mother (Canada, English title)
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Runtime
  • 129 min
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Budget $5,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia 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 »
Movie Connections Featured in Eat Pray Love (2010). See more »
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