Pieta (2012)

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Avg Rating: 4.2 / 5. Voted: 50

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Directed by: Kim Ki-duk
Starring: Lee Jung-jin (Lee Kang-do), Jo Min-su (Jang Mi-sun)
Country: South Korea; Effed Up Asian Films
Language: Korean (Eng Subs); Effed Up Korean Cinema
Runtime: 01:42:44

Plot – Spoilers:
In a gloomy South Korean city, Lee Kang-do works for Happy Private Loans, recovering the ridiculous interest they charge from low-income workers who were desperate enough to borrow from them. Kang-do is merciless as a collector and often maims his victims to collect the insurance.

A woman starts following him around, claiming to be his mother who’d dumped him soon after birth. Kang-do torments her but she refuses to leave, enduring the humiliation as part of her penance. He eventually relents after the lady passes the best possible test to confirm if a random woman is your mother – rape the woman, and if she’s willing to suffer it, she must be your mother.

Pieta has more of these little Kim Ki-duk oddities, though it isn’t as manic as Moebius.

Genres: Gruesome, , SelfHarm-Suicide, Revenge, Animals

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charley m
charley m
May 7, 2023 1:45 am

Any movie that starts with some gook wanking is just going to be shit, really people ya give good comments, the director Who flung dung is useless, there are a shit load of really good korean movies, these are not

November 15, 2022 6:33 pm

fucking brilliant

Nate Higgers
Nate Higgers
November 7, 2022 3:21 pm

This movie, yet good, isn’t that good and i do not explain why. I just leave now and do not come back here.

October 7, 2022 9:40 am

Another in a long line of brilliant f*cked up revenge films from Korea. Recommended, a solid 4/5 eels.

October 6, 2022 10:48 am


OJ not Simpson
OJ not Simpson
October 1, 2022 12:05 am

Kim ki duk died of covid while Kim Jong un is still alive……what kinda fucked up world is this? 🥺