Do-Joon: Film Analysis

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In the film of Bong Joon-ho, a woman lives alone with her son Do-joon, aged about twenty years, she works full time. When one is arrested by police and accused of murdering a schoolgirl, she devotes all her strength to do so innocent. It turns out that the night of the murder, Do-joon has actually followed the victim to the crime scene. Despite the exhortations of his mother, he is unable to recall the events. The efforts he provides in his memory to recall this information will cause the memory of a traumatic episode in his life that had been, until then repressed in his unconscious. When he was 5, her mother tried to kill him. Only after the memory of the trauma that Do-joon manages to remember that he saw an old man in an abandoned house as he followed the girl. His mother …show more content…
Many films cast a cynical view of Korean society by staging socially maladjusted male protagonists, mentally incompetent and sexually frustrated on which floats the legacy of ruined youth of précédentes3 generations. We have seen the character of Do-joon is mainly defined by the characteristics that are reinforced by the presence of his friend Jin-tae. Embodying a male figure flawless, it helps to place Do-joon as the embodiment of a antihéros4. However, Do-joon this category exceeds the complexity of his character. The film maintains an ambiguity in respect of which helps make his elusive personality. It is difficult to determine what his motivations and how he became aware of what he is doing. His behavior occurs, in part, as the result of trauma occurred in childhood. Any vulnerability of Do-joon is, indeed, highlighted when confided to his mother that he remembers being poisoned by it. This episode, which had previously disappeared from his conscious memory resurfaces as Do-joon is in prison. Her mother comes to see him and discovers that he has half of the face covered with bruises and bumps. He told

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