Winner of the prestigious Golden Lion at Venice 2012, Kim Ki-duk's Pieta is a truly great film; brutal, perverse, violent, but also heartfelt. It premiered in Mexico last year as part of Cineteca Nacional's Muestra 55, and now the DVD from ZatMeni Distribución just hit stores.
"Lee Kang-do (Lee Jung-jin) is a brutal debt collector, a lone wolf operating entirely without conscience and positively brutal in his efficiency. The scheme is simple. Money is lent to poor tradespeople at a rate they cannot possibly afford to repay, with the borrowers forced to sign insurance policies against future injury and loss of income with Lee's employer the beneficiary. And when they inevitably cannot pay, it is up to Lee to cripple the debtors and collect on the policy.
"Lee is perfect for the job. Cold hearted and more than a touch sadistic, his future victims live in fear of the day he arrives at their door. He seems entirely devoid of any sort of humanity, completely unreachable and immune to any supplication. That is until the day that a mysterious woman (Cho Min Soo) follows Lee home claiming to be the mother who abandoned him at birth." (Read Todd Brown's full review here)
Thanks to ZatMeni - and to celebrate the release - we have five copies of the Pieta DVD for the ScreenAnarchy readers who live in Mexico! If you want one of the DVDs, all you need to do is email me here (under the subject "Pieta DVD"):
1) The title of Kim Ki-duk's latest film, and
2) Your name and mailing address
The contest will close at 11:59 PM (Mexico City time) on Friday, July 25. The five lucky winners will be drawn at random and notified via email by July 26. Good luck, Mexico based readers!