The Hunger Games return with such a sequel twist that you can't believe writer Suzanne Collins didn't think of film when writing. Catching Fire builds up with all types of subversive messaging which is interesting but also brings into relief the limitations of the genre and film.
The murder of a young school girl sets a small town in Korea on edge, only satisfied by immediately finding the apparent killer. Yoon Do-joon is the readily available scapegoat for police who have not had a murder case to solve for years. A mentally-disabled grown man, Yoon Do-joon signs a written confession, all the while proclaiming his innocence, during interrogation from three officers. The story of Mother follows Do-joon's mother as she does all that she can to prove her son's innocence and find the real killer.
Met with resistance on all sides from an uncompromising and lazy lawyer, a greedy friend of her son Jin-tae, to a discouraging detective, Hye-ja will stop at nothing to attain justice for her son.