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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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Mi-Son
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Gang-Do (as Jeong-jin Lee)
Ki-Hong Woo ...
Hoon-chul
Eunjin Kang ...
Myeong-ja (Hoon-Chul's wife)
Jae-ryong Cho ...
Tae-seung
Myeong-ja Lee ...
Mother of Suicidal Man
Jun-seok Heo ...
Suicidal Man
Se-in Kwon ...
Machinist with the Guitar
Mun-su Song ...
Borrower Who Climbs the Steps
Beom-jun Kim ...
Myeongdong Man
Jong-hak Son ...
Boss
Jin Yong-Ok ...
Shop Owner in Wheelchair
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Jae-rok Kim ...
Monk
Won-jang Lee ...
Sang-gu
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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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$6,222 (USA) (17 May 2013)

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$21,932 (USA) (21 June 2013)
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South Korea's submission to the 85th Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film. See more »

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Gang-Do: What is money?
Mi-Son: Money? The beginning and end of all things. Love, honor, violence, fury, hatred, jealousy, revenge, death.
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Not Easy to Watch,but...
5 January 2013 | by (Turkey) – See all my reviews

Another disturbing,compelling,metaphorical Kim Ki-Duk masterpiece,winner of Venice's 2012 Golden Lion. The plot unfolds as an unusual revenge story but the metaphors tell another.Named after Michelangelo's masterpiece housed in St.Peter's Basilica in Vatican,Pieta is not easy to watch but still a thought-provoking experience about the misdeeds of industrial capitalism and how it slowly and finally drains the vitality from those who are not able to cope while creating monsters of others. The mystery that surrounds the two main characters lend an almost 'eerie' atmosphere to the film which is typical of Ki-Duk. Definitely not for the faint-hearted, the pleasure seeker or the romantic...this is a very serious film and certainly a rewarding one.


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