After a series of unfortunate events, Do-joon is accused of murdering a young girl, and Mother must find a way to clear his name and acquit him of what she believes are wrongful charges.
This is a science-fiction movie by Bong Joon-ho, but do not confuse it with the Saoirse Ronan sci-fi thriller by the same name, which came out around the same time and is terrible.
The performances of the two actors in their respective roles lend intensity to the cat-and-mouse game that marks the high point of this crime thriller.
Before Snowpiercer and Parasite, Bong Joon Ho's biggest hit internationally was , a 2006 supernatural thriller that kept audiences on the edge of their seats.
Josée Han Ji Min is an independent young woman with a unique outlook on life, living by her own rules in a rundown house filled with books in a small city on the outskirts of Seoul.
The two eventually figure out a way to make their relationship work, despite every possible hurdle being thrown in their path — and since this is a romantic comedy, those hurdles often turn out to be pretty amusing.
But with films this good, it is worth it to viewers to seek them out and expose themselves to this new culture of film.
The film, which explores a worst-case scenario of government interference with natural resources, received , thanks to Bong's now signature combination of satire, dark comedy and horror.