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.

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