A loan shark is forced to reconsider his violent lifestyle after the arrival of a mysterious woman claiming to be his long-lost mother.

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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

Starring

Choo Min-soo
Lee Jeong-jin
Woo Ki-Hong
Kang Eunjin

Directed by

Kim Ki-duk

Written by

Kim Ki-duk

Produced by

Kim Soon-mo

Awards

Winner: Golden Lion, Venice Film Festival, 2012
Winner: Little Golden Lion, Venice Film Festival, 2012
Winner: Golden Mouse, Venice Film Festival, 2012
Toronto International Film Festival, 2012
Winner: Jury Grand Prize, Jo Min-soo, Asia Pacific Screen Awards, 2012
Winner: People's Choice Award, Favorite Actress, Jo Min-soo, Asian Film Awards, 2013
Winner: Blue Dragon Award, Best Film, Blue Dragon Awards, 2012
Winner: Won, Muhr Asia Africa Award, Best Director-Feature, Ki-duk Kim, Dubai International Film Festival, 2012
Winner: Director's Week Award, Best Film, Ki-duk Kim, Fantasporto, 2012

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Country of Origin

South Korea

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