Iconoclast director and all around Korean filmmaking ‘bad boy’ Kim Ki-duk has begun shooting his next film, titled Pieta. This is his 18th movie. Reportedly, the idea for Pieta arose because Kim Ki-duk wanted to delve into the theme of evil, and whether or not “human beings have evilness as one of their innate qualities.”
The plot follows a heartless man whose job is to go around and harass people to pay back their debtors. He has no family to speak of until one day a middle-aged woman randomly appears and claims to be his biological mother. Thanks to Asian Movie Pulse for the scoop
Update: Here’s the first trailer for the film.
BREAKING NEWS: You may have heard that Pieta won the Golden Lion award for Best Film at this year’s Venice International Film Festival. Not only that, but South Korea has made it their official submission for Best Foreign Picture at this year’s Academy Awards. Hot off this success, Kim Ki-duk’s Pieta has been picked up by Drafthouse Pictures for a Video On Demand and limited theatrical release in North America sometime in 2013.