[HanCinema's Film Review] "Pieta" 2013/03/09, Film:"Pieta"Director/Writer:Kim Ki-dukStars: Jo Min-soo & Lee Jeong-jinReview Score: 4.5 / 5
I remember walking through the streets of Cheonggyecheon, the claustrophobic and sun-starved alleys seemed like a grubby labyrinth forgotten in time. Although the area was bombarded with a $900 million urban renewal project, the grit and significance of the district will not as quickly be forgotten. If you care to venture a little further in, past the new statues, restaurants, up the stream as far as your legs will take you, you will slowly begin to hear the sound of metal, machines, and the madness that still haunts Korea's capital.
It is here where Kim Ki-duk has dragged us in his 18th film "Pieta", a savagely visceral experience with morals as twisted as metal being shaped. In Kim's film it is home to the desperate and needy, the forgotten and helpless, families and broken men,...More
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