DVD: Mother

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The Independent Culture

Quirky doesn’t begin to describe this Korean tale of a woman who will do anything to save her mentally challenged son from spending life in jail for a murder she is convinced he didn’t commit.

Part detective story, part social commentary, part interpretive dance, this is a near-perfect film with a tremendous central performance from Kim Hye-ja as the eponymous, fretting, increasingly deranged parent, and a satisfying, organic twist.