Revised romanization: Pieta
Director: Kim Ki-Duk
Assistant Director: Moon Si-Hyun
Writer: Kim Ki-Duk
Producer: Kim Soon-Mo
Cinematographer: Jo Young-Jik
World Premiere: September 3, 2012 (Venice Film Festival)
Release Date: September 6, 2012
Runtime: 104 min.
Genre: Drama / Arthouse / Revenge / Best Film-Movie of the Year / Mother & Son
Distributor: Next Entertainment World
Country: South Korea
A vicious man (Lee Jung-Jin) works for a loan shark as an enforcer. When customers are unable to pay for their outrageous interest payments the man forces these borrowers to gimp their own bodies to collect insurance money. A woman (Jo Min-Soo) then appears in front of the man and gets down on her knees. She tells the man that she is her mother and begs for forgiveness. The vicious man was given up for adoption as soon as he was born. The man quickly dismisses the woman as crazy, but her persistence soon cracks through the man’s hardened outer shell. Can the mother and son find happiness at last?