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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 director Ki-duk Kim this film was prepared in 10 days, shot in 20 days on location and post-produced in 30 days. 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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Not Easy to Watch,but...
5 January 2013 | by (Turkey) – See all my reviews

Pieta,winner of Venice's 2012 Golden Lion is another disturbing,compelling,metaphorical Kim Ki-Duk masterpiece.The plot unfolds as an unusual revenge story yet the metaphors tell another tale.

Named after Michelangelo's masterpiece housed in St.Peter's Basilica in Vatican,Pieta is not easy to watch but 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 Kim Ki-Duk.

Definitely not for the faint-hearted,the pleasure seeker or the romantic...this is a serious film and certainly a rewarding experience for the true 'cinephile'.


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