30.09. - 09.10.2021

Pieta South Korea 2012 | 104 min | OV | Colour | FF 2012

Kim Ki-duk

Kim Ki-duk (1960) is the best-known film auteur in Korea and won the Douglas Sirk Award in 2012. His films The Isle (2000), Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter and... Spring (2003), Pieta (2012) and Moebius (2013) have all been shown at Filmfest Hamburg.

rated for 0 + years
Kang-do works for a ruthless loan shark. Those who don’t pay their debts at once are mutilated. What remains are broken limbs and lives. The victims are small businesses, workmen in a poor quarter that is gradually giving way to high-rise complexes. Then a mysterious woman turns up, following Kang-do’s every move and observing his work with horror. He can’t shake her off and she claims to be Kang-do’s mother – and the real guilty party, because she had abandoned him as a baby. Kang-do rejects her; only a terrible outbreak of violence convinces him that she is telling the truth. Unknown feelings overcome him, but the cleansing process will be long and painful.
Original title: Pieta
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: Korean
Language and subtitles: OV
Director: Kim Ki-duk
Screenplay: Kim Ki-duk
Cast: Cho Min-soon, Lee Jung-jin
Producer: Kim Soon-mo
Director of Photography: Jo Yeong-jik
Music: Park In-young
Production Design: Lee Hyun-joo
Editor: Kim Ki-duk
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: dcp
German Distributor: MFA+ Filmdistribution
World Sales: Finecut Co Ltd
Production: Kim Ki-duk Film


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