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PietaIn Seoul, a loan shark living an isolated and lonely existence uses brutality to threaten and collect paybacks from desperate borrowers for his moneylender boss. But he soon turns away from his violent lifestyle after he meets a woman who says she's the long-lost mother who abandoned him when he was just an infant.Genre: DramaCountry: KoreaDuration: 104 minQuality: HDRelease: 2012IMDb: 7.2
Actors of "Pieta"
Directors of "Pieta"Ki-duk KimBirthdate: 20 December 1960, Bonghwa, South Korea
Creators of "Pieta"Ki-duk KimBirthdate: 20 December 1960, Bonghwa, South Korea
Critic Reviews of "Pieta"The New RepublicJune 17, 2013
There is a touch too much of the handheld camera, but in general one senses that the very quality of the way this film was made is one of its justifications for being and for its raw moments.Seattle TimesJune 13, 2013
After being subjected to disturbing scenes of abject cruelty, rape and torture, my reactions shifted from squeamish revulsion to a reluctant yet growing appreciation for Kim's thematic ambition.Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.comMay 31, 2013
The film's big reveal may not come as that much of a surprise; you may figure out where it's going well before the end. But it's the getting there that is, if not exactly fun, then certainly hypnotic.Globe and MailMay 31, 2013
Fascination returns at the stirring climax, when the plot neatly twists and the film's apparently simple message turns deeper, and blacker.Toronto StarMay 30, 2013
A mother's love for her child takes on brutal new meaning in Pieta, a film by Kim Ki-duk that's as hard to watch as it is to forget.Miami HeraldMay 23, 2013
Like many South Korean films, revenge is a major theme here, although the way Kim handles it is particularly subtle and surprising: It sneaks up on you.QuickflixDecember 02, 2013
A vicious, torture-happy debt collector with some severe sexual peccadilloes is, erm, softened by the return of his estranged mother in Kim Ki-duk's deeply unsettling Pieta.MoviedexNovember 16, 2013
Possesses a sad, quiet power. Kim's film isn't as a cool as those made by his compatriots. But it is, in its own way, just as memorable.Film Comment MagazineNovember 04, 2013
Succeeds in repulsing and enlightening viewers simultaneously, even if its views on self-sacrifice and redemption are cynical.Shadows on the WallSeptember 13, 2013
This is a grisly fable that never goes where we expect it to. And it has some important things to say about both revenge and sacrifice.HitFixSeptember 11, 2013
Nasty is as nasty does, and this lurid if aspirational potboiler does its thing, but the camera could have been let in on the joke.
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