PIETA (피에타)

Directed by: Kim Ki-Duk 2012 | 104 min.

Section: Spring Showcase

Premiere: Hawaii

Countries: South Korea

Languages: Korean, with English subtitles

Genres: Asia, Drama, Mystery


Synopsis

Winner of the Golden Lion at the 2012 Venice Film Festival and official entry for the 2013 Academy Award for Best Foreign Film, PIETA is the acclaimed film from the celebrated and controversial Korean director Kim Ki-Duk (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.

 

Screenings

Monday, April 08 9:15 PM Dole Cannery A Date Passed
Tuesday, April 09 1:15 PM Dole Cannery A Date Passed

Cast & Crew

Director Kim Ki-Duk
Screenwriter Kim Ki-Duk
Producer Kim Soon-mo
Executive Producer Kim Ki-Duk, Kim Woo-taek
Cast Lee Jung-Jin, Cho Min-Soo, Kang Eun-Jin, Kim Jae-Rok, Jin Yong-Uk
Director of Photography Jo Yeong-jik
Production Designer Lee Hyun-joo
Editor Kim Ki-Duk

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