Mother is a Korean film released in America earlier this year and now available on DVD. It’s about an obsessively protective mother. Her adult son has a vague mental disability that afflicts his memory and keeps him from understanding the consequences of his words and actions. The son is framed for a murder and the mother relentless launches a campaign to find The Real Killer.
What is so inventive about this story is that it is told from the points of view of – not one, but – two unreliable narrators. This causes periodic confusion for the viewer and sets up some shockers in the plot. On the other hand, the viewer cannot relate to either main character – the dim son or the unhinged mother. The film is original, well-made and a little off-putting.
Thanks, Paula, for recommending this film.