Domestic Trailer for Bong Joon-ho’s MOTHER

     January 26, 2010


Magnolia has now released a domestic trailer for Mother.  If you’ve seen director Bong Joon-ho’s previous films (The Host, Memories of Murder) then you should already be looking forward to seeing this film in theaters when it finally gets it opens in limited release on March 13th.  The film has been earning praise and winning awards while playing at film festivals around the world and if this trailer is any indication, we are in for another great film by this talented filmmaker.  In case you missed it, Steve got the chance to interview Bong Joon-ho while he was at the Toronto Film Festival last year with Mother and it’s an interview worth checking out, especially if you are a fan of Joon-ho’s work. 

You can watch the trailer for Mother after the jump or see it in HD over at

For those just tuning in, here is the official plot synopsis for the film:

Hye-ja is a single mom to 27-year-old Do-joon. Her son is her raison d’être. Though an adult in years, Do-joon is naïve and dependent on his mother, and a constant source of anxiety, often behaving in ways that are foolish or simply dangerous. Walking home alone one night down a nearly empty city street, he encounters a young 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. Thanks to an inefficient lawyer and an apathetic police force, Do-joon’s case is quickly closed, but his mother refuses to let this be the end of the story. Trusting no one, Hye-ja’s maternal instincts kick into overdrive, and she sets out to find the girl’s killer and prove her son’s innocence.



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