Drafthouse Films: PIETA

Director Ki-duk Kim
Year 2012
Starring Min-soo Jo, Eunjin Kang, Jae-rok Kim
Run Time 104min
Age Policy

18 and up; Children 6 and up will be allowed only with a parent guardian. No children under the age of 6 will be allowed.

More Info IMDb
Official Website

PIETA opens in the Alamo Drafthouse 5/16!

Winner of the Golden Lion at the 2012 Venice Film Festival, PIETA is the acclaimed film from the celebrated and controversial Korean director Kim Ki-Duk (BAD GUY; SPRING, SUMMER, FALL, WINTER... AND SPRING; 3-IRON).

In this intense and haunting story, a loan shark living an isolated and lonely existence uses brutality to threaten and collect paybacks from desperate borrowers for his moneylender boss. He proficiently and mercilessly collects the debts without regard to the pain he causes his countless victims.

One day, a mysterious woman appears in front of him claiming to be his long-lost mother.

After coldly rejecting her at first, he gradually accepts her in his life and decides to quit his cruel job and seek a decent, redemptive life. However, he soon discovers a dark secret stemming from his past and realizes it may be too late to escape the horrific consequences already set in motion from his previous life.

"Curiously engaging and wickedly twisted tale of crime and punishment on multiple levels...recalls the like-minded outlook of No Country For Old Men." -indieWIRE

 

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