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Release Date: May 17th, 2013

DVD Release Date: July 23rd, 2013

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 43 min

Plot Summary
In Seoul, a loan shark's brutal enforcer (Lee Jung-jin) turns away from his violent lifestyle after he meets a woman (Jo Min-soo) who says she's the long-lost mother who abandoned him when he was just an infant.

Cast: Lee Jung-jin, Jo Min-soo, Woo Gi-hong, Kang Eun-jin, Cho Jae-ryong, Lee Myeong-ja, Jae-rok Kim, Won-jang Lee

Director: Ki-duk Kim

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Kim Ki-Duk Film, Good Films, Finecut

Distributors: Drafthouse Films

Keywords: Mystery, Mother

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Kim Ki-duk is back in fighting form in Pieta, an intense and, for the first hour, sickeningly violent film that unexpectedly segues into a moving psychological study. show more

  • 85

    The film takes a long road to spirituality, though, with plenty of stops for violence and perversion along the way. Like Abel Ferrara's "Bad Lieutenant," this story is determined to put core Christian principles to the harshest tests imaginable. show more

  • Not as touching or boldly transgressive as its ultra-violent peers. show more

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Winner Golden Lion for best movie
Mostra del Cinema di Venezia (2012)