For his 18th film, Kim Ki Duk returns to the unsettling themes, shocking violence and extreme portrayal of the loneliness and brutality of the human condition that characterized his earlier works. The first Korean film to win the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival, Pieta is a punishingly violent look at a twisted mother-son relationship portrayed by Jo Min Su, who won Best Actress at the Daejong Film Awards for her performance, and Lee Jung Jin (Troubleshooter).
Called a "devil" by his victims, loner debt collector Kang Do (Lee Jung Jin) has his own way of collecting outstanding loans ? by maiming debtors and then taking their disability insurance payout. One day, a woman (Jo Min Su) appears before him, claiming to be the long-lost mother who abandoned him as a child. Kang Do subjects her to cruelty and humiliation to test her, but she takes it all without protest. Gradually, Kang Do accepts her as his mother and even begins to change for the better. Becoming more human, however, leaves him vulnerable to the violence and revenge of others.
This edition comes with making-of, Venice Film Festival footage, production report, poster shoot, gallery and trailer.
- Lee Jung Jin (Actor)
- Jo Min Su (Actor)
- Kang Eun Jin (Actor)
Director: Kim Ki Duk
- Blu-ray Region Code: A - Americas (North, Central and South except French Guiana), Korea, Japan, South East Asia (including Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan)
- Release Date: 2013-03-22
- Language: Korean
Subtitles: English, Korean
- Place of Origin: South Korea
- Picture Format: [HD] High Definition, NTSC
- Sound Information: DTS-HD Master Audio
- Disc Format(s): Blu-ray
- Screen Resolution: 1080p (1920 x 1080 progressive scan)
- Rating: III
- Publisher: KD Media
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