Pieta - Trailer
Director Kim Ki-dukYear 2013Genre(s) Thriller
Lee Kang-do is immersed in the cruel world of loan sharks in which he is a brutal debt collector in a poverty-stricken area. He collects one-month repayments with 1000% interest by any means possible to return to his ruthless boss. In order to make sure he receives the money every time, he makes those unable to pay up sign an insurance form for a disability before severely injuring them and claiming their insurance. However, his life is thrust into confusion when a woman shows up at his door claiming to be his mother who abandoned him as a child. He initially ignores her, refusing to believe her story, but she continues to follow him and he eventually lets her into his life as long as she can prove her relationship with him. They spend time together and he gives up his life of crime in order to enjoy his life with his newfound parent. Unfortunately, escaping his past is less straightforward than he liked to think and soon the pair are forced to face the shocking costs of Kang-Do's criminal misdeeds.
Pieta is the gritty new Korean drama directed and written by Ki-duk Kim ('3-Iron', 'Samaritan Girl', 'Time'). It has become the first movie of that country to win the highest prize at one of the world's biggest film festivals, the Venice International. The title comes from the name of the Italian art masterpiece showing the Virgin Mary cradling her deceased son Jesus. It is set to hit the US on May 17th 2013.
Starring: Min-soo Jo, Eunjin Kang, Jae-rok Kim, Jeong-jin Lee, Ki-Hong Woo, Jin Yong-Ok