This has been highly acclaimed in the international press and some, but not all, of that praise is warranted. A retarded young man is accused of a murder and his mother devotes her life to proving his innocence...a pretty standard premise.
The story goes in unexpected directions...by the time of the final fade-out my head was spinning from the twists that had unfolded. So as a plot this was a winner.
But as a film it was marred by the hammy, overdone, asinine behavior that cripples so many of these films from the far east. Why do they do this? I'm pretty certain that in real life Koreans don't act like that. Aren't they watching films from other parts of the world? It's time for them to grow up or risk not being taken seriously.
Worth watching with a standout lead performance.