Here.. we come back with Part 2. Yo!
I know you guys keep waiting for this, right? 😀
–let’s see Part 2 list–
(1) Mother 
(2) The Wailing 
(3) A Bittersweet Life 
(1) Mother 
Oh well! Let’s start Part 2 with “MOTHER (2009), an another best creation of Mr Bong Joon Ho aka a guru of thriller filmmaker. It can be roughly concluded that this film is a love story between a mother and her son but the conventional storytelling has been transformed into something new when master Bon Joon, a director of the Korean New Wave, created the composition of it.
Even more remarkable is the fact that his character-mastering skills are the lifeblood of this film. That is to say, his characters stand within the limits of their ability to act as outsiders. Prosecutors in this film do not have the same capabilities as FBI agents like Charlotte Holmes. Also the mother in charge of the case is no more capable than the average person. Because of the naturalness of the character creation, this film has become a thriller that will fully evoke the thrill of what lies ahead.
Director Bong Joon Ho’s work has been fully believed in all of his films like his “Memories Of Murder”, as mentioned in our previous content – Favorite South Korean Thriller Movies [Part 1]. The film ‘Mother’ also captures the character of an angry and loving mother forever. Like “Mama (MOM) ”, we can see another great thriller.
It’s not surprising that the film has won so many awards. It will also be due to the similar acting ability of Korean actor Won Bin, who plays a child, and Hye Ja Kim, who plays a mother. Eventually we all landed on the grassy plain, drifting under my mother’s dancing. Just drifting into the film “MOTHER ”. 😀
(2) The Wailing 
These days, the days are falling into The Wailing. Are we Detective Jong-Goo in this story? Is the unknown virus the apostles of the demons who have been haunting the world for generations? We do not know if many other people like us are refugees or sinners in a small village in Gokseong Province. We all don’t know how to demonstrate it.
An evil demon pretending to be a human being, jumping on prey in the forest and running around naked. His eyes were bright red even in broad daylight. The weather was humid and the rain was pouring down like snowstorms. The bloody horrors that seem to be happening from place to place from here and there. If nature works really big, we will have to suffer whatever he does.
In the small village, there was an unknown fever. When going inside the effected house, dead bodies were wrapped in barbed wire and bloodstains on the floor. When looking at the undead in that house, there was no human figure at all. Evil spirits are beginning to enter the area of this small village. Disasters will soon follow. Most people say that they will die only after experiencing cruel death. You can find all those random supernatural things out in this film.
What has happened in the village? What about the old Japanese man in the jungle? Is it a demon that disguises itself as a hunter, as the hunters say? And a woman who did not know where she came from, with a dead face and dead eyes. Could she be a human too? There is no a single solid agenda for how to deal with these tragedies. What about you? Do you also think you can find out the clue? Wanna know? Watch and find it out! 😛
(3) A Bittersweet Life 
It’s important for the life of a watchdog to obey his master as much as possible and to live by caffeine to keep his master safe. Only then will he have the love of his master, eat well, and thus grow old. More than that, he thinks his life is hopeless.
Q: Is it because the wind is blowing the leaves or is it moving automatically?
A: No, the leaves follow because you are emotional It’s moving. Everything is happening in your mind.
Just by looking at him, everyone knows that he is a fool, gangster, the follower of his one and only gang leader, his boss who is dealing with both legal and illegal activities. There are a lot of little fools like him under his boss. He did not know how much work the rich man, his boss had, how much power he had, how much money he was making. He never try to find out and no need to find out. Isn’t it important for him to fulfill his job as his boss orders him to do?
People like him believe that their lives are built on the idea of being a watchdog, and that betrayal will never happen. He grew up with his boss from a young age. He always obeys what his master tells him to do. Will it be sure that life ends with loyalty?
This movie always being a well-known film at the forefront of the list whenever making a list of South Korean good movies. Previously what we agree is that crime / drama-style films have traditionally been seen only in Hong Kong and Japanese films. But here, this movie feels like an upgraded version of John Woo’s gangster-themed movie. It would not be wrong if saying this is a film to push actor Lee Byung Hoon around the world. The plot is solid presenting a person between two lives, being brought to life by not only the feeling of a brutal battlefield but also the sound of pure music. Sure that you can get something different feeling from this movie “A Bittersweet Life”. Feel it! 🙂
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