ASIAN FILM - Article
15:56 - 8th November 2013, by NEO Staff

Pieta

Kang-do (Lee Jeong-jin) is a particularly savage debt collector who works for a loan shark. When money is owed and past due, Kang-do cripples the unlucky debtors, allowing his boss to collect their insurance payouts even as their livelihoods are destroyed. It's a brutal business and Kang-do is a brutal man.

One day he is followed on his rounds by a woman (Jo Min-soo) who claims that she is the mother who abandoned Kang-do as an infant. Not exactly the trusting sort, Kang-do is intensely suspicious, but the woman's tenacity slowly begins to win him over as he re-examines his violent lifestyle.

Pieta is the new film from Korean auteur Kim Ki-duk, and the dark drama won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival. Leading lady Jo Min-soo also won the Best Actress prize at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards and the Grand Bell Awards in South Korea for her part. Pieta is out now on DVD, courtesy of StudioCanal.

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