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Pieta (2012)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama | 6 September 2012 (South Korea)
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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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Ki-duk Kim

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Ki-duk Kim
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Cast

Credited cast:
Min-soo Jo ... Mi-Son
Jung-Jin Lee ... Gang-Do (as Jeong-jin Lee)
Ki-Hong Woo Ki-Hong Woo ... Hoon-chul
Eunjin Kang Eunjin Kang ... Myeong-ja (Hoon-Chul's wife)
Jae-ryong Cho Jae-ryong Cho ... Tae-seung
Myeong-ja Lee Myeong-ja Lee ... Mother of Suicidal Man
Jun-seok Heo Jun-seok Heo ... Suicidal Man
Kwon Yul ... Machinist with the Guitar (as Se-in Kwon)
Mun-su Song Mun-su Song ... Borrower Who Climbs the Steps
Beom-jun Kim Beom-jun Kim ... Myeongdong Man
Jong-hak Son Jong-hak Son ... Boss
Jin Yong-Ok Jin Yong-Ok ... Shop Owner in Wheelchair
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jae-rok Kim Jae-rok Kim ... Monk
Won-jang Lee Won-jang Lee ... Sang-gu
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

An elegy for the beloved and the abandoned. See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Details

Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

6 September 2012 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Aci See more »

Filming Locations:

South Korea See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

€103,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,222, 19 May 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$21,932, 23 June 2013
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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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Featured in At the Movies: Venice Film Festival 2012 (2012) See more »

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An epic tale the ancient Greek could not made better. Masterpiece!
28 December 2012 | by nick fredriksonSee all my reviews

Drama , Revenge , Love , Hate , Mercilessness ,Despair , Loneliness , Change ,Hope ,Tragedy ,Sorrow , Remorse ... etc etc etc . Kim Ki-Duk's new masterpiece is epic. Not visually but substantially. Its covering of so many aspect of the human nature I haven't seen before in film . The twisted and tragic plot reminded me of a saga by the ancient Greek and took me on a roller-coaster of emotions. I hadn't such mixed feelings towards the characters for a long time. First hate , then compassion , then pity then this then that. Ki-Duk truly grew as an artist , moreover ,I dare to mention the word ,genius . This film is his most ,, humane '' work ( unjustifiably being accused of ,,mainstreamness''): No graphic cruelty (,,Seom ''), no irrational concepts like expression of love=violence ( ,, Bad Guy '') ,no bizarre scenes ( ,, Hwal ''). Thus I'm not wondering that it won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival. Thank you Kim-Ki-Duk for the most unique film-experience I ever had!


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