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Drafthouse Films acquires ‘Pieta’

Pic is South Korea's official entry for the Oscars

Drafthouse Films has acquired North American rights to Kim Ki-Duk’s “Pieta,” South Korea’s official entry for the Academy Awards’ best foreign language category.

“Pieta” had its world premiere at the Venice International Film Festival, where it won the Golden Lion Award.

Drafthouse is planning a limited theatrical and multi-platform VOD release for for 2013.

“Pieta” centers on a loanshark being forced to reconsider his violent lifestyle after the arrival of a mysterious woman claiming to be his long-lost mother.

Leslie Felperin’s review for Variety said  the film’s “gritty, urban setting and thoughtful engagement with themes of revenge, sacrifice and redemption harks back to earlier films that brokered Kim’s reputation as one of Korea’s most innovative and talented helmers.”

The deal was negotiated by Tim League and James Emanuel Shapiro on behalf of Drafthouse Films and Youngjoo Suh of Finecut on behalf of the film’s producers.

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