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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 ...
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Jin Yong-Ok ...
Shop Owner in Wheelchair
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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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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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4 August 2013 | by See all my reviews

Violence is a key theme running through the movie, but since this is a Kim Ki Duk movie there is more to it. He's not going to take an easy way to tell a story or make it a comfortable watch either. There are some very disturbing scenes in here. Even when he's not explicit, what is implicated is really something that might get imprinted in your mind and you won't be able to shake some of it off.

Character may act "irrational" (might also have to do with mentality, but they often do so when in Duks movies), but they all serve a purpose. While the story is not overly complex, the way to its conclusion (which you might guess early on) is very well made. We get some resolutions we might not have needed, but we also get questions that will not get answered entirely. You can also interpret things/meanings, especially towards the end of the movie. Great watch, but not easy at all


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