Mama (Korean Movie)
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- Movie: Mama
- Revised romanization: Mama
- Hangul: 마마
- Director: Choe Ik-Hwan
- Writer: Park Jung-Ye
- Producer: Lee Min-Soo
- Cinematographer: Kim Young-Min
- Release Date: June 1, 2011
- Runtime: 110 min.
- Genre: Melodrama / Mother
- Production Company: The Dream Pictures
- Distributor: Lotte Entertainment
- Language: Korean
- Country: South Korea
"Mama" follows three different families all dealing with different issues affecting their mothers.
Dong-Sook (Uhm Jung-Hwa) is a single mother who works as a saleswoman for yogurt drinks and also works cleans apartments to make ends meet. Her world revolves around her son Won-Jae (Lee Hyung-Suk), who is afflicted with a disease that prevents him from walking. One day, Dong-Sook is diagnosed with cancer and her world comes crashing down ...
Eun-Sung (Ryu Hyun-Kyung) has always lived under the shadows of her famous opera singer mother Hee-Kyung (Jeon Su-Kyeong). Even as a married mother, Eun-Sung still at times feels like an assistant to her mother rather than a daughter. Eun-Sung's dreamed as a child of becoming a pop-singer, but her uppity mother would have none of that. As an adult can Eun-Sung achieve her dream?
Seung-Chul (Yu Hae-Jin) is a mafia boss feared by his subordinates and rivals. When Seung-Chul visits his mother Ok-Joo (Kim Hae-Sook) he morphs into another person entirely. Seung-Chul worries about his mother and attempts to do anything to make sure she is happy. He also sometimes acts as a figure father to his widowed mother. When Ok-Joo learns she has breast cancer and is resistant to having a mastectomy, Seung-Chul attempts to persuade her to have the surgery. He asks his mother if there is anything she wants, Ok-Joo shows Seung-Chul an old photo herself and a man from her teenage years. She wants to meet that man one more time ...
|Uhm Jung-Hwa||Lee Hyung-Suk||Jeon Su-Kyeong||Ryoo Hyoun-Kyoung||Kim Jin-Soo|
|Lee Jang-Kyung||Kim Hae-Sook||Yu Hae-Jin||Jang Hang-Seon||Han Sang-Jin|
|Yeon-Doo||Ok-Joo||Seung-Chul||Deok-Soo||rival gang boss|
Additional Cast Members:
- Park Ji-A - Dong-Hee
- Ryoo Seung-Wan - musical director
- Lee Dong-Yong - cabaret man
- Choi Na-Moo - beauty parlor employee
- Lee Min-Woong - Loveholic assistant director
- Kim E-Jung - emergency room nurse
- Jo Woo-Jin - nose hair
- Lee Do-Hyun - Ok-Joo's doctor
- Jin Seon-Kyu - Dong-Sook's doctor
- Kim Jung-Young - Yeon-Ah's mother
- Jung Jae-Min - Sang-Hoon
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