By Ki-Duk KIM

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Drama - Completed 2012

A solitary man who grew up as an orphan works as a cruel loan shark. A mysterious woman claims to be his mother and he finds himself becoming attached to her only to realize her extreme yet sad motive.

& Awards

La Biennale di Venezia - Venice FF 2012
Competition Golden Lion
Toronto - TIFF 2012
Busan - BIFF/APM 2012
Korean Cinema Today - Vision
Sitges - Intl Fantastic FF of Catalonia 2012
Oficial noves vision
Dubai DIFF 2012
Muhr AsiaAfrica Feature Best Director
Palm Spring IFF 2013
Best Foreign Language Film
    • Year of production
    • 2012
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • KOREA (South)
    • Languages
    • KOREAN
    • Budget
    • 0 - 0.3 M$
    • Duration
    • 104 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Ki-Duk KIM
    • Writer(s)
    • Ki-Duk KIM
    • EIDR
    • 10.5240/4AA3-9B86-9CEE-DE1E-290E-N
    • Producer(s)
    • Soon-Mo KIM (KIM Ki-duk Film )
    • Synopsis
    • Hired by moneylenders, a man lives as a loan shark brutally threatening people for paybacks. This man, without any family therefore with nothing to lose, continues his merciless way of life regardless of all the pain he has caused to a countless number of people. One day, a woman appears in front of him claiming to be his mother. He coldly rejects her at first, but gradually accepts her in his life. He decides to quit his cruel job and to live a decent life. Then suddenly the mother is kidnapped. Assuming that it would be by someone he had hurt in the past, he starts to track down all the people he had harassed. The man finally finds the one, only to discover most horrifing dark secrets better left unrevealed.