After its world premiere in 2012 Venice Film Festival, the latest achievement by the celebrated and controversial director Kim Ki-duk (Bad Guy; Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter… And Spring; 3-Iron), Pieta now debuts on DVD and Blu-ray on July 23rd from Drafthouse Films.
Pieta has garnered numerous awards, including Best Picture trophies from 2012 Venice Film Festival, 2012 Blue Dragon Awards, 2013 Fantasporto Festival, and the 2012 Satellite Awards, and Best Director nods at the 2012 Dubai International Film Festival and a Jury Award at the South Korea’s 2012 Grand Bell Awards.
Gang-do is a loan shark who lives an isolated and lonely existence using brutality to threaten and collect paybacks from desperate borrowers for his moneylender boss. He mercilessly collects the debts without regard to the pain he causes his countless victims. One day, a mysterious woman appears, claiming to be his long-lost mother. Coldly rejecting her at first, he gradually accepts her in his life and decides to quit his cruel job and seek a decent, redemptive life. However, he soon discovers a dark secret stemming from his past and realizes it may be too late to escape the horrific consequences already set in motion from his previous life.
Lee Jung-jin (Wonderful Radio, No Doubt) stars as Gang-do and the actress Cho Min-soo who plays Gang-do’s mother won Best Actress awards at the 2012 Asia Pacific Screen Awards and South Korea’s Grand Bell Awards in 2012, as well as Favorite Actress at the 2012 Asian Film Awards.
Bonus materials include: Audio commentary with director Kim Ki-duk, Cho Min-soo and Lee Jung-jin; “God, Have Mercy On Us” Featurette – Interviews with Kim Ki-duk, Cho Min-soo and Lee Jung-jin; Winning the Golden Lion at the 69th Venice Film Festival; Behind the Scenes Featurettes; Filmography of Kim Ki-duk and 16-Page Booklet.
Pieta has a runtime of 104 minutes and is not rated. The film will be available for purchase in a limited edition fan pack here: http://bit.ly/PietaVideo.
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