• Dir: Kim Ki-duk

  • South Korea, 2012, Korean, 104mins, DCP

  • Cast: Lee Jung-jin, Jo Min-soo

Kim’s first taste of vengeance is gratified with an unprecedented Venice Golden Lion for South Korea. Beginning as a ruthless hoodlum tasked with gathering loans through forcing his debtors to cripple themselves for insurance claims, the horrendous thriller segues into a moving psychological study when a mysterious woman arrives: she who claims to be his mother nurtures seismic changes in him, until the final moment of revelation. Evoking the Christian Pieta, the perverted mother-son relationship juxtaposes dynamics of sin and punishment, unveiling a twisted parable about capitalism, humanity and salvation.


Venice Film Festival: Golden Lion Best Film

Grand Bell Awards: Jury Award and Best Actress


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