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PIETA (2012) Movie Trailer: Loan shark Jeong-jin Lee meets His Mother

Jeong-jin Lee Pieta

Pieta Trailer. Ki-duk Kim‘s Pieta (2012) movie trailer stars Jeong-jin Lee, Cho Min-soo, Min-soo Jo, Eunjin Kang, and Jae-rok Kim. Pieta‘s plot synopsis: “Winner of the Golden Lion at the 2012 Venice Film Festival, Pieta is the acclaimed film from the celebrated and controversial Korean director Kim Ki-Duk (Bad Guy; Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter… And Spring; 3-Iron). In this intense and haunting story, a loan shark living an isolated and lonely existence uses brutality to threaten and collect paybacks from desperate borrowers for his moneylender boss.

He proficiently and mercilessly collects the debts without regard to the pain he causes his countless victims. One day, a mysterious woman appears in front of him claiming to be his long-lost mother. After 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.”

This is one good-looking movie and it seems to be a brutal one.

Reviews the film has received so far:

critics have called it “sickeningly violent,” with depictions of “brutal violence, rape, animal slaughter and the ingestion of disgusting objects.”

But it’s also been praised for its “a savage grace,” as well as its ability to inflict ”unflinching emotional devastation.” Not all of the reviews have been totally positive — at least one critic found it “disappointingly conventional” — but overall it sounds like an intriguingly nuanced twist on what might otherwise be a standard revenge thriller.

Watch the Pieta movie trailer and leave your thoughts on it below in the comments section. For more Pieta photos, videos, and information, visit our Pieta Page, subscribe to us by Email, “follow” us on Twitter or “like” on Facebook. Pieta will be released in limited US theaters through Drafthouse Films on May 17, 2013 and on VOD on April 12, 2013.

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