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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
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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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€103,000 (estimated)

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$6,222 (USA) (17 May 2013)

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$21,932 (USA) (21 June 2013)
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According to the 'Hollywood Reporter' the film's budget was only 13000 dollars. See more »

Quotes

Gang-Do: [grabbing between her legs] I came out of here?
[she nods]
Gang-Do: Here for sure?
[she nods again]
Gang-Do: Really? Then can I go back in?
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a moment of transcendence
9 September 2012 | by (korea) – See all my reviews

The very last scene of this movie would linger in your mind for quite a while. In Kim Ki-Duk's movies, you may find holes in storyline or awkwardness in acting. However, Kim never fails to give stunning visual images via which you could fly to another world in an instant.

In my opinion, elaborate scenarios or experienced actors/actresses are not prerequisite for Kim's movies. His movies are like abstract paintings or poems. They are not supposed to be realistic and are essentially vague in meaning. Do not expect his movies to be kind to give enough explanations. You should find their meaning with your own imagination.

At the expense of being confused and tortured with puzzling metaphors, you could reach the land of poetic beauty and religious purification. This moment of transcendence is what I expect from art, any kind including movie.


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