Trailer de "Mother", de Bong Joon-ho (Cannes, Un Certain Regard)

Teaser Trailer of Korean movie MOTHER (2009) - Cast: Kim Hye-ja, Won Bin. Genre: crime, drama, thriller.

Translation of the Trailer:

Do-Jun's friend: What exactly are your good qualities? Why your mother loves you so much?

(New movie from Bong Joon-Ho, director of "Memories of Murder" and "The Host".)

The girl: Your son has such beautiful eyes, like a baby deer.

Mother: Like me, right?

Man's voice: You idiot!

Do-Jun: Retarded?

Do-Jun: (the shouting - sorry no translation)

Mother: There's still a lot left.....Come back earlier...don't be so late.

Police officer: It's been a long time there isn't any murder case happened.

Do-Jun: Mom~!

Mother: My son is not a murderer!

Girl's mom: Give me back my daughter's life!

Mother: Do-Jun~!

Note: Someone translated the trailer into Chinese, and I translated into English. As I'm not a native speaker, please feel free to correct to proper English if necessary.


When the record-breaking Korean box office hit The Host was selected for Directors' Fortnight in Cannes in 2006, it encouraged director Bong Joon-ho to push the boundaries of Korean cinema even further. In his hard-hitting new crime drama, Mother, the lead character is not a detective but a devoted and determined mother. When her son is accused of a horrible murder in their neighborhood, her maternal instinct forces her to conduct her own investigation, one that will uncover dangerous secrets as she unravels the mysterious truth.

Widowed for a long time, a mother lives alone with her only son. He is 28 years old, a shy and quiet young man. One day there is a terrible murder, and the woman's hopeless, helpless son becomes the prime suspect. There is no real evidence against him, but the police groundlessly suspect him almost instantly. The trouble is that there is no way he can prove his innocence.

Eager to close the case, the police are happy with their cursory investigation and they arrest the boy. His defense attorney turns out to be incompetent and unreliable and a conviction seems inevitable. So, faced with no other choice, his mother gets involved, determined to prove her son's innocence.

Director's Statement
I want to make the saddest yet most beautiful crime drama ever. At the center of this story is a small and weak mother who stands alone, a woman who gazes in a vague direction with obsessive eyes, a woman so determined that she can't even stop herself. As she drags up and cracks open the dark, damp secrets, one by one, slowly the sadness and the beauty of her story will come to light.

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