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Mother (어머니는 죽지 않는다)

어머니는 죽지 않는다 (Eo-meo-ni-neun Jook-ji Anh-neun-da)

Directed by Hah Myung-joong (하명중)

Screenplay by


93min | Release date in South Korea :

Alternative title : "Mother Never Dies"


Gupabal is an old village that is soon to disappear into history due to redevelopment. An hour before the evacuated area is scheduled to be detonated, a famous elderly novelist named CHOI Ho sneaks into the village carrying a small bundle. Arriving at the old home where he was raised, CHOI embarks on a journey through the past via a beautiful reunion with his already-deceased mother. However in the midst of these travels through old memories, he accidentally discovers the secret that his mother has been hiding...


  • Han Hye-sook (한혜숙)
    Han Hye-sook (한혜숙)
    Mother (어머니)
  • Hah Myung-joong (하명중)
    Hah Myung-joong (하명중)
    Older Choi Ho (노년 최호)
  • Ha Sang-won (하상원)
    Ha Sang-won (하상원)
    Youth Choi Ho (청년 최호)
  • Park Ha-sun (박하선)
    Park Ha-sun (박하선)
    Ji-hye (지혜)
  • Bae Si-woon (배시운)
    Bae Si-woon (배시운)
    Childhood Choi Ho (유년 최호)
  • Kim Seung-wook-III (김승욱)
    Kim Seung-wook-III (김승욱)
    Boy Choi Ho (소년 최호)
  • Oh Yoo-jin (오유진)
    Oh Yoo-jin (오유진)
    Yoo-jeong (유정)
  • Jung Se-hyung (정세형)
    Jung Se-hyung (정세형)
    Choi Pil (최필)
    Hong Seong-soo (홍성수)
    Ho's father (호의 아빠)
  • Minwoo (민우)
    Minwoo (민우)
    Boy Choi Pil (소년 최필)
    Son Hyeon-ho (손현호)
    Youth Choi Pil (청년 최필)
    Lee Seul (이슬)
    Girl Choi Sook (소녀 최숙)
  • Hyun Seo (현서)
    Hyun Seo (현서)
    Choi Sook (최숙)
    Kim Mi-yeong (김미영)
    Choi Pil's woman (최필의 여자)
    Kwon Oh-hyeon (권오현)
    Clown/paperboy (삐에로/신문배달원)
    Kim Dong-cheol (김동철)
    Executive 1 (간부 1)
    Kim Jeong-ik (김정익)
    Executive 2 (간부 2)
    Kang Ae-sim (강애심)
    Nun (비구니)
  • Lee Sook (이숙)
    Lee Sook (이숙)
    Front desk lady (접수대 아줌마)
  • Chae Si-hyun (채시현)
    Chae Si-hyun (채시현)
    Silver Town nurse (실버타운 간호사)
  • Lee Mi-ae (이미애)
    Lee Mi-ae (이미애)
    Hairdresser (미용사)
  • Yoon Mi-young (윤미영)
    Yoon Mi-young (윤미영)
    Ah-nak (아낙 1)
    Woo Jin-sik (우진식)
    Woman 2 (아낙 2)
  • Im Eun-yeon (임은연)
    Im Eun-yeon (임은연)
    Bathhouse child's mom (목욕탕 아이 엄마)
    Park So-hee (박소희)
    Bathhouse child (목욕탕 아이)
    Jo Yeong-min (조영민)
    Female teacher (여선생)
    Lee Yeong-eun (이영은)
    Dementia ward nurse (치매병동 간호사)
    Lee Choong-hoon-I (이충훈)
    Hyeon Jang-ooi (현장의 남자)
  • Lee Jeong-eun-I (이정은)
    Lee Jeong-eun-I (이정은)
    Choi Ho's mate (최호 짝)
  • Ahn Sung-hyun (안성현)
    Ahn Sung-hyun (안성현)
    Ho's friend (호의 친구)
    Im Ji-eun (임지은)
    Ji-hye's friend 1 (지혜 친구 1)
    Lee Hyeon-ji (이현지)
    Ji-hye's friend 2 (지혜 친구 2)
    Kim Min-beom (김민범)
    Taxi driver (택시 기사)
    Ahn Ok-kyeong (안옥경)
    Reporter (리포터)
    Sin Seung-ri (신승리)
    Reporter (리포터)
    Seong Moon-gyoo (성문규)
    News anchor (뉴스 앵커)
    Kwon Yong-sang (권용상)
    Sin Hye-kyeong Dance Company (신혜경 무용단)
    Song-seol (송설)
    Sin Hye-kyeong Dance Company (신혜경 무용단)
    Jeong Joon-yong (정준용)
    Sin Hye-kyeong Dance Company (신혜경 무용단)
    Seo Sang-cheol (서상철)
    Sin Hye-kyeong Dance Company (신혜경 무용단)
    Lee Mi-hwa (이미화)
    Sin Hye-kyeong Dance Company (신혜경 무용단)
    Han Song-hee (한송희)
    Sin Hye-kyeong Dance Company (신혜경 무용단)
    Sin Ji-won (신지원)
    Sin Hye-kyeong Dance Company (신혜경 무용단)
    Jeong Soon-yeong (정순영)
    Sin Hye-kyeong Dance Company (신혜경 무용단)
    Lee Won-hee (이원희)
    Sin Hye-kyeong Dance Company (신혜경 무용단)
    Im Hyeon-joo (임현주)
    Sin Hye-kyeong Dance Company (신혜경 무용단)
    Won Geun-hee (원근희)
    Sin Hye-kyeong Dance Company (신혜경 무용단)
  • Park Jeong-soon (박정순)
    Park Jeong-soon (박정순)
    Sin Hye-kyeong Dance Company (신혜경 무용단)
    Im Hong-sik (임홍식)
    Sin Hye-kyeong Dance Company (신혜경 무용단)
  • Ahn Soo-ho (안수호)
    Ahn Soo-ho (안수호)
    Chief of police (경찰서장)
    Sookmyung girl high school students (숙명여고 학생들)
    Ipoh elementary students (이포초등학교 학생들)
  • Lee Dae-geun (이대근)
    Lee Dae-geun (이대근)
  • Choi Joo-bong (최주봉)
    Choi Joo-bong (최주봉)
    Special appearance

Mother | HanCinema Reviews

  • [HanCinema's Film Review] "Mother" + Giveaway

    I noticed during the ending credits that, before getting to the traditional list of all cast members and character names, this film goes out of its way to describe its main character simply as Mother (played by Han Hye-sook). The woman has a name, of course, and it's mentioned in the subsequent actual credits sequence- but it's appropriate that she is initially described in this limited way, since in the context of the film, that's all she really is. Just a mother. Most of this movie can be easily described as just being about the daily everyday adventures of a mother and her son as they go about their everyday lives,...More

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 Produced by
 Ha Joon-won (하준원)
 Choi In-ho (최인호)
 Original work
 Oh Jung-mi (오정미)
 Ha Sang-won (하상원)
 Production department
 Kim Hyoung-ju (김형주)
 Kang Mi-ja (강미자)
Technical Information
93 min 35mm Cinemascope (2.35)
Web site
Festival(s) & award(s)
Sales or release dates & Box Office
Release date in South Korea : 2007/09/12
South Korean Box Office
Source : &
As of 2007.09.30 : 121,257 admissions (total)
As of 2007.09.16 : 89,496 admissions (total)

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hi ms. han hye sook i really want to see you in person because i really 2 idolize you than my mother. hope that you read my message for you cause i will be very happy when ReAd mY message. i would be the very happiest person i the world when i meet you i
2008-08-04 01:49:20
2008-08-04 01:47:59
i love you han hye sook im pauline gail frm phils.
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