The Queen of Crime (범죄의 여왕)

Australian Premiere

Dir Yo-sup Lee, 2016, 103 mins, U+18, Korean w/English

Cast  Ji-young Park, Bok-rae Jo, Dae-hyun Kim, Esom

Keywords Thriller, Crime, Comedy, Supermum

“A mother’s intuition may just be what is needed to set her apart as ‘The Queen of Crime”

Mi-kyung is your typical Korean mum, she runs a small hair salon and has her hopes and dreams rested on her son Ik-soo who is currently staying in a run-down dorm as he prepares for an important exam. One day, a frustrated Ik-soo calls her about a ridiculously large water bill which has surpassed a thousand dollars. She decides to visit his room and see what the fuss is about. When she arrives, she notices how the residents of the accommodation are all suspicious and cold. While she searches for the reason behind the ridiculous bill, she befriends Kae-tae, an employee at the management office. Her meddling characteristic begins to uncover suspicion upon suspicion until Mi-kyung soon discovers that she is getting herself into a problem bigger than what she initially bargained for.