In this intensely haunting story, a loan shark lives an isolated and lonely existence, using brutality to threaten and collect paybacks from desperate borrowers for his moneylender boss. He mercilessly collects the debts without regard to the pain he causes his countless victims. One day, a mysterious woman appears, claiming to be his long-lost mother. Coldly rejecting her at first, he gradually accepts her in his life and decides to quit his cruel job and seek a decent, redemptive life. However, he soon discovers a dark secret stemming from his past and realises it may be too late to escape the horrific consequences already set in motion from his previous life. Winner of the Golden Lion for Best Film at the 2012 Venice Film Festival.

Year: 2012
Genre: Drama, Korean Cinema
Country: Korea
Director: Kim Ki-duk
Starring: Jeong-jin Lee, Min-soo Jo
Duration: 104 Minutes
Rating: R18 - Violence, sexual violence and offensive language
Subtitles: Yes
Location in store: Foreign (Korea)



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