Pieta

Overview

A solitary loan shark working for a ruthless moneylender seeks redemption after meeting a mysterious woman who claims to be his long-lost mother in this brutal crime drama from acclaimed South Korean director Kim Ki-duk 3-Iron, Arirang. Lee Kang-do Lee Jung-jin is a debt collector whose brutal methods have earned him a ferocious reputation. Operating in a dingy factory district, he will cripple, main, and brutalize in order to collect insurance money, even if it means his victims will never work again. Kang-do is...
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Overview

A solitary loan shark working for a ruthless moneylender seeks redemption after meeting a mysterious woman who claims to be his long-lost mother in this brutal crime drama from acclaimed South Korean director Kim Ki-duk 3-Iron, Arirang. Lee Kang-do Lee Jung-jin is a debt collector whose brutal methods have earned him a ferocious reputation. Operating in a dingy factory district, he will cripple, main, and brutalize in order to collect insurance money, even if it means his victims will never work again. Kang-do is completely devoid of empathy or emotion when an older woman Cho Min-soo appears on his doorstep, and begs forgiveness for abandoning him as a child. Initially skeptical of her claims Kang-do coldly pushes her away. The more she persists, however, the more their relationship begins to grow until the cold-hearted collector begins to gain a conscience, and decides to leave his life of crime. But it may already be too late for Kang-do, because a horrific secret from his distant past may have sealed his grim fate long before he decided to take control of it. An uncompromising drama from a visionary filmmaker, Pieta was the recipient of the prestigious Golden Lion at the 2012 Venice Film Festival.
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Special Features

Audio commentary with Director Kim Ki-Duk and stars Cho Min-Soo & Lee Jung-Jin; God, have mercy on us - interviews with Kim Ki-Duk, Cho Min-Soo and Lee Jung-Jin; Winning the Golden Lion at the 69th Vehicle Film Festival; Behind-the-scenes segments; Trailers; 16-page booklet
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/23/2013
  • UPC: 014381847550
  • Original Release: 2012
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  • Source: Draft House Films
  • Region Code: A
  • Aspect Ratio: Theatre Wide-Screen (1.85.1)
  • Presentation: Color
  • Language: Korean
  • Time: 1:44:00
  • Format: Blu-ray

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Lee Jung-Jin Lee Kang-do, Loan Shark/Kang-do
Cho Min-soo , Mysterious Woman/Mi-sun
Technical Credits
Kim Ki-duk Director, Editor, Executive Producer, Screenwriter
Lee Hyun-joo Production Designer
Park In-young Score Composer
Ji Ji-yeon Costumes/Costume Designer
Lee Seung-yeop Sound/Sound Designer
Kim Soon-mo Producer
Jean Sung-ho Set Decoration/Design
Kim Woo-taek Executive Producer
Jo Yeong-jik Cinematographer
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