When her beloved, child-like adult son is arrested and charged with murder, an overprotective single mother sets out to prove her boy’s innocence. The cops, at first treating her with amusement, come to realise that they’re up against a wily force of detective work. Directed with great verve by Bong Joon-ho (Okja, Memories of Murder), this exudes humour, style, and surprising twists and turns. A very fine example of the leftfield greatness of Korean cinema, and with a performance for the ages from veteran actress Hye-ja Kim.

Part of BFI Thriller on Tour presented by the Independent Cinema Office. Also screening as part of the tour at LIFF 2017 are: The Headless Woman, In the Cut, The Silence of the Lambs, The Vanishing and The Wages of Fear.

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