full title
PIETA (2012)
  • Director KIM Ki-duk
    Year 2012
    Status Completed
    Genre drama
    Starring LEE Jung-jin, CHO Min-soo
    Running Time 104 min.
    Country of Production Korea
    Festival & Awards 2012 Venice Int’l Film Festival - Golden Lion Award
    Synopsis Hired by moneylenders, a man lives as a loan shark
    brutally threatening people for paybacks.
    This man, without any family therefore with nothing to lose,
    continues his merciless way of life regardless of all the pain
    he has caused to a countless number of people.
    One day, a woman appears in front of him claiming to be his mother.
    He coldly rejects her at first, but gradually accepts her in his life.
    He decides to quit his cruel job and to live a decent life.
    Then suddenly the mother is kidnapped.
    Assuming that it would be by someone he had hurt in the past,
    he starts to track down all the people he had harassed.
    The man finally finds the one, only to discover
    most horrifing dark secrets better left unrevealed.