One of the finest works in an esteemed and controversial career, Korean auteur Kim Ki-duk took home the top prize at the Venice International Film Festival with his punishing drama Pieta. And with Drafthouse Films bringing it to theaters May 17th a new trailer and poster have just arrived.
Winner of the Golden Lion at the 2012 Venice Film Festival, Pietà 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.