Review: Mother ★★★★
At the most basic level, Mother is a murder mystery. One night, her son, Do-joon (Bin Wan), goes out for drinks with friends and follows a girl home on his way back from the bar. The next day, the girl, Moon Ah-jung, is found dead. Her body is vulgarly displayed atop her roof, and the only evidence at the scene incriminates Do-joon. Do-joon is quickly arrested for the murder. Mostly due to his state of intoxication, Do-joon cannot recall what happened the night of the murder. Do-joon is also mentally challenged and suffers from memory blocks. This causes Do-joon to comply with the police’s version of events and he confesses to the murder. Upon hearing of this confession, Do-joon’s mother refuses to believe that her son is capable of murder and seeks to clear his name. When the police inform her that they consider Do-joon’s case officially closed, she embarks on her own investigation.