Mother is a Whore

When faced with extreme poverty, sometimes the only choice left is an unpalatable one.

Sang-woo is struggling day-to-day living on the village outskirts. With no options left, he has resorted to becoming a pimp, and his only prostitute is his willing mother.

Despite deserting them, Sang-woo’s father is disgusted by their life and exploitation. He presents himself as an upstanding family man caring for his new, younger, fanatically religious wife and her children… but beneath the happy facade, a twisted truth lurks.

From this distressing premise, director Lee Sang-Woo unleashes his masterful control of human drama to weave together a gripping, eloquent, and moving story marrying the joyful and the wretched.

Dir: Lee Sang-woo
Cast: Lee Sang-woo (DEAR DICTATOR), Lee Yong-nyeo, Kwon Bum-Taek (FATHER IS A DOG), Yoo Ae-kyeong
Runtime: 95mins
Language: Korean (English subtitles)
Country: South Korea
Rating: TBC

 

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