My Old Addiction

Mother (Madeo)


(out of 5)

Director Joon-ho Bong is fast becoming one of the most unpredictable filmmakers of his age, with his delightfully enjoyable The Host and now this stunning drama-thriller.  is outstanding as an aging market seller who is completely obsessed with her doe-eyed, rather simple son. After a series of unfortunate circumstances put the hapless fellow at the scene of a murder, he is arrested on suspicion of having committed the crime. Now this aging, unassuming woman has to turn detective in order to investigate the circumstances and find the true culprit or risk losing her son forever. That’s the framework, anyway: Bong’s riveting direction and hilariously detailed circumstances are for the viewer to discover and enjoy.

CJ Entertainment, Barunson

South Korea, 2009

Directed by

Story by Joon-ho Bong, Screenplay by , Joon-ho Bong

Cinematography by

Produced by ,

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

Toronto International Film Festival:  2009



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