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Synopsis: Winner of the Golden Lion at the 2012 Venice Film Festival, Pieta is the acclaimed film from celebrated and controversial Korean director Kim KiDuk (Bad Guy; Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter… And Spring; 3Iron). In this intense and haunting story, a loan shark lives an isolated and lonely existence, using brutality to threaten and collect paybacks from desperate borrowers for his moneylender boss. He proficiently and mercilessly collects on the debts without regard to the pain he causes his countless victims. One day, a mysterious woman appears in front of him, claiming to be his long lost mother. After coldly rejecting her at first, he gradually accepts her and decides to quit his cruel job and seek a decent, redemptive life. However, he soon discovers a dark secret stemming from his past and realizes it may be too late to escape the horrific consequences already set in motion.

Genre

Drama

Rated

NR

Language

Korean

Run Time

104 min minutes

Subtitles

English

Starring

Jo Min-soo (Mi-Son)
Lee Jeong-jin (Gang-Do)
Woo Ki-Hong (Hoon-chul)
Kang Eunjin (Myeong-ja )

Directed by

Kim Ki-duk

Written by

Kim Ki-duk

Produced by

Kim Soon-mo

Edited by

Ki-duk Kim

Composer

Inyoung Park

Production Designer

Hyun-joo Lee

Awards

Women in Film Korea Festival - Korea - 2012

Women in Film Korea Award, Technical Award (Inyoung Park)

Venice Film Festival - Italy - 2012

Little Golden Lion (Ki-duk Kim)

Venice Film Festival - Italy - 2012

Golden Lion (Ki-duk Kim)

Venice Film Festival - Italy - 2012

Nazareno Taddei Award (Ki-duk Kim)

Venice Film Festival - Italy - 2012

Golden Mouse (Ki-duk Kim)

Tokyo FILMeX - Japan - 2012

Audience Award (Ki-duk Kim)

Satellite Awards - 2012

Best Motion Picture, International Film (South Korea)

Korean Film Actor's Association Awards - Korea - 2012

Achievement Award (Min-soo Jo)

Korean Film Actor's Association Awards - Korea - 2012

Achievement Award (Jung-Jin Lee)

Korean Film Actor's Association Awards - Korea - 2012

Achievement Award (Ki-duk Kim)

Korean Association of Film Critics Awards - Korea - 2012

Korean Association of Film Critics Award Best Film (Ki-duk Kim)

Korean Association of Film Critics Awards - Korea - 2012

Korean Association of Film Critics Award Best Director (Ki-duk Kim)

Korean Association of Film Critics Awards - Korea - 2012

Korean Association of Film Critics Award Best Actress (Min-soo Jo)

Korean Association of Film Critics Awards - Korea - 2012

FIPRESCI Award (Ki-duk Kim)

Grand Bell Awards - South Korea - 2012

Jury Award (Ki-duk Kim)

Grand Bell Awards - South Korea - 2012

Grand Bell Award, Best Actress (Min-soo Jo)

Dubai International Film Festival - UAE - 2012

Muhr AsiaAfrica Award, Best Director - Feature (Ki-duk Kim)

Blue Dragon Awards - South Korea - 2012

Best Film (Pieta)

Asia Pacific Screen Awards - Australia - 2012

Jury Grand Prize (Min-soo Jo)

KOFRA Film Awards - Korea - 2013

Best Film (Pieta)

KOFRA Film Awards - Korea - 2012

Best Actress (Min-soo Jo)

Fantasporto - Portugal - 2013

Directors' Week Award, Best Film (Ki-duk Kim )

Asian Film Awards - Hong Kong - 2013

People's Choice Award, Favorite Actress (Min-soo Jo)

Press

Rotten Tomatoes - Certified Fresh! - [Rotten Tomatoes]

Country of Origin

South Korea

Production Year

2012

Aspect Ratio

1.85 : 1

Sound Mix

Dolby Digital

Camera

Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Canon Lenses

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