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
From Darkness, Kim Ki-duk
Full House 2021-08-23 (Mon)
Full House 2021-08-29 (Sun)
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