By Bong Joon Ho

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 2009-05-28
  • Advisory Rating: R
  • Runtime: 2h 9min
  • Director: Bong Joon Ho
  • Production Company: Protozoa Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • iTunes Price: USD 9.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 3.99
From 4,225 Ratings


Mother is a devoted single parent to her simple-minded twenty-seven-year-old son, Do-joon. Often a source of anxiety to his mother, Do-joon behaves in foolish or simply dangerous ways. One night, while walking home drunk, he encounters a school girl who he follows for a while before she disappears into a dark alley. The next morning she is found dead in an abandoned building, and Do-joon is accused of her murder. An inefficient lawyer and an apathetic police force result in a speedy conviction. His mother refuses to believe her beloved son is guilty and immediately undertakes her own investigation to find the girl's killer. In her obsessive quest to clear her son's name, Mother steps into a world of unimaginable chaos and shocking revelations.




  • Best film

    By Nyi Taw
    Best movie
  • Amazing

    By Marchant 2
    This movie will stir your emotions. The acting is top notch, as is the story.
  • Don't Watch!

    By Team Chou
    Boring. Will leave you wondering what you just watched...
  • Totally worth the money - you won't regret it!

    By Renee Wong
    What a great movie - superb acting, fantastic story, chock full of suspense and drama with just the right amount of twists in the plot to make you go "What?!" I just hope Hollywood doesn't try to do a re-make of it!!
  • Mother

    By Vespa Jim
    Very good film. Need to stay with it. A bit long at times, but worth the investment.
  • eerily similar to my mom

    By megadentron
    great movie!
  • a hidden gem...

    By Truthiness 2
    Korean cinema at its best. The mother gives an award worthy performance. You will feel you are looking into someones life, not watching a movie. This movie may not be for the mainstream blockbuster, big explosions, junk-food -for -the-mind movie goers.
  • Watch it try not to clench to tightly.

    By Wes N
    it's pretty perfect.
  • Hauntingly Beautiful

    By Lil_harbinger
    Without giving away too much, I'd say I love the way the opening sequence only makes sense and incredibly poetic, haunting beautiful end sequence. Gorgeous and intelligent storytelling.