First things first: Korean director Kim Ki-duk’s “Pietà” is a relentlessly brutal movie, as stomach- and soul-churning as anything you are likely to see this year.
The 2012 South Korean film, picked up for distribution by Drafthouse Films, takes place in a hideous world of barely organized crime, suicide, sexual violence, stalking, twisted Christian images, eating very unpleasant things indeed and good old-fashioned Oedipal horror. Ahem.
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