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Mother (2020)




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Ten year old Shuhei (Daiken Okudaira) leads a tough life. His alcoholic mother Akiko (Masami Nagasawa) only hooks up with bad men and orders Shuhei to go get money from his disapproving grandparents instead of going to school. Except for raising his little half-sister, his rock-bottom life seems to have no end until one day Akiko orders Shuhei, now sixteen, to rob the aging grandparents one last time for the family. Inspired by a true event, the film portrays the life of a boy who only knew the world through the twisted love of his mother.

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Masami Nagasawa
as Akiko Misumi
Sadao Abe
as Ryo Kawata
as Aya Takahashi
Taiga Nakano
as Keiichi Akagawa
Kaho Tsuchimura
as Kaede Misumi

Critic Reviews for Mother

All Critics (5)

"Mother" is a very hard film through its cruel realism, which could have been a great one with a few minor changes in the writing and the finale.

December 20, 2020 | Full Review…

Mother is a fascinating drama, gripping us until its brutal and ironic conclusion.

November 6, 2020 | Full Review…

In the title role...Masami Nagasawa gives us one of the great screen monsters of recent memory...a Japanese "Mommy Dearest."

November 4, 2020 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Mother is the work of a visionary director, highlighting a broken, abusive family life.

November 3, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Whatever you may think of his title character, his film has the ring of emotional truth.

July 6, 2020 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

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