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Original title
Madeo (Mother)
Running time
128 min.
South Korea South Korea
Bong Joon-ho, Park Eun-kyo, Park Wun-kyo
Byung-woo Lee
Kyung-Pyo Hong
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Barunson / CJ Entertainment
Drama. Mystery. Thriller | Crime
Synopsis / Plot
Widowed for a long time, a mother lives alone with her only son. He is 28 years old, a shy and quiet young man. In the aftermath of a terrible murder, the woman's hopeless, helpless son becomes the prime suspect. There is no real evidence against him, but the police throw groundless suspicion at him. Eager to close the case, the police are happy with their cursory investigation and arrest the boy. His defense attorney turns out to be incompetent and unreliable. Faced with no other choice, his mother gets involved, determined to prove her son's innocence.
2010: Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Best Actress (Hye-ja Kim)
2010: Chicago Film Critics Awards: Nominated for Best Foreign Lenguage Film
2010: Satellite Awards: Nominate for Best Foreign Lenguage Film
2009: Mar del Plata Film Festival: Official Selection
2009: Independent Spirit Awards: Nominated for Best Foreign Film
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