2:33 pm - 07/04/2012

Director Kim Ki-duk's "Pieta" to be released at the end of August

Director Kim Ki-duk who has taken over 3 worldwide film festivals is releasing his eighteenth movie "Pieta" at the end of August.

Kim enchanted the public with characters good and bad in the 2001 movie "Bad Guy" and now 11 years, he's back with a more brutal and cruel movie "Pieta".

"Pieta" which means 'have mercy', is about an evil man Kang-do (Lee Jeong-jin) who meets his mother (Jo Min-soo) one day and suffer confusion while the cruel secret is revealed.

Lee Jeong-jin as Kim Ki-duk's new "Bad Guy" persona, and actress Jo Min-soo who's come back as the 'black haired Maria' are attempting to put a change to their usual images.

The poster of the movie shows Lee Jeong-jin and Jo Min-so imitating the picture of Michael Angelo's Vatican Pieta.

This picture is actually of the Virgin Mary holding dead Jesus Christ but Jo and Lee might be metaphorizing the picture and the phrase, "The man and the woman who will never be forgiven" brings out the curiosity in fans.
Cr : Osen
Source : Hancinema

Poster & photos :

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Source : Hancinema

since there is no trailer for Pieta yet, I'm just gonna post Bad Guy's trailer lol

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asnindie 4th-Jul-2012 04:46 pm (UTC)
'has taken over 3 worldwide film festivals'

ashiva 4th-Jul-2012 05:21 pm (UTC)

He's art film festival favourite in Europe and really respected auteur. Funny thing is that South Koreans themselves don't care about his films as they show not so admirable sides of South Korean society. Anyhow, us European art film geeks love him and he can usually finance his films just by relying on European film festival and DVD sales.

Edited at 2012-07-04 05:22 pm (UTC)
asnindie 4th-Jul-2012 05:29 pm (UTC)
I know of him, I've seen afew of his films like Spring, Summer...Spring again and Coast Guard but I just found the description exaggerated. I know he's not highly successful in Korea which is weird since they usually embrace Directors who are known outside of Korea.
ashiva 4th-Jul-2012 05:44 pm (UTC)
Apparently they complain that he's airing SK's dirty laundry for the world and think he's a misogynist 'cause bad things happening for women in his films. Also jealous South Korean filming community doesn't like him 'cause he became a celebrated director without proper education in film as he only studied fine arts (concentrating on painting) in Paris before getting into screen-writing and directing.
asnindie 4th-Jul-2012 05:47 pm (UTC)
So basically he puts the mirror infront of Korean society and they don't like it.

The second point is so stupid, you don't have to study film, some of the greatest directors never did.
ashiva 4th-Jul-2012 05:56 pm (UTC)
Truth. But for some reason Koreans put insane weight for education in all areas. (Kinda explains why they were so obsessed with Tablo's education history)
asnindie 4th-Jul-2012 06:01 pm (UTC)
I'm sure Uwe Boll studied film so w/e.

Talent is talent, of course some people need to study the art before they attempt but others have it, they don't need to imitate works and derive influences from it, they know what they want to show and do it. My respect of Kim Ki Duk has gone up now.
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