This text is replaced by the Flash movie.


Cinema DVD Book TV Other


Total Film

November 2010

View Original Article

Director Bong Joon-ho
Starring Won Bin, Kim Hye-ja
Cert 15

Film **** Extras ****

The matriarch in question is a herbalist in a small Korean town so devoted to her simpleton son (Won Bin), she’ll stop at nothing to prove his innocence after he’s arrested for murder. Outstandingly played by Kim Hye-ja, she’s no less a fearsome force of nature than the waste-monster that rampaged through director Bong Joon-ho’s The Host. His latest may tread similar terrain to Memories Of Murder, but he builds a hypnotically strange, artful atmosphere while keeping a deft handle on the maternal melodrama. A bulky Making Of rounds out a disc that not only a mother can love.

Home | Interviews & Features | Reviews | Videos | CV/Bio | Contact | Sitemap