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  • Amir Steklov

Mother - (2009)

Director: Bong Joon-ho.

Never ending pain, like eating a full bush of chili peppers. The performance by Kim Hye-ja is phenomenal and it what makes the film great.

But i didn't like the story so much. It felt too harsh, almost sadistic towards the characters. And there was no 'set-piece' moment to relief the tension with comedy and joy. The murder investigation is a little cliche too.

I also didn't like the sound track. I was expecting something more traditional Korean, but they composed a latin-guitar song that felt out of place.

Verdict: 3.5 / 5 ★ - Good.

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