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PIETA

Sat, Feb 9, 2013
at 6 PM (Cinemagic)
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Mon, Feb 11, 2013
at 6:30 PM (Regal Lloyd Center 4)
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PIETA

DIRECTOR: Kim Ki-duk - SOUTH KOREA

Lee Kang-do works as a brutal, merciless loan shark who threatens and cripples those who can’t make their payments. One day, a woman appears on his doorstep claiming to be the mother who abandoned him as a baby. At first he rejects her but eventually quits his job to spend his days recapturing the time lost with her. When she is kidnapped, he must track down the culprit, revisiting all those whom he has hurt in the past, only to discover that his mother is harboring a dark secret of her own. Taking his inspiration from Michelangelo’s Pietà, Kim’s searing, violent meditation probes the depths of human suffering as it explores the themes of guilt and revenge with gripping beauty. (104 mins.)

Selected Filmography: The Isle (00), Address Unknown (01), Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter...and Spring (03), 3-Iron (04), Arirang (11)

This year’s South Korean submission for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar and winner of the Best Film Prize at the Venice Film Festival.

Sponsored by the Oregon Korea Foundation.

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Interests: Oscar Submissions, Narrative Feature, Asian.

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