Gist: Ki-duk picks up the pieces and follows up his dismal Arirang with what he’s good at: melancholic, contemplative dramas (I guess the aforementioned self-help doc did do its job, justifying it’s unfortunate raison d’être). The film is about a brutal man who works for a cruel loan shark. Without any family or loved ones to worry about, he has no fear or hesitation when it comes to carrying out his evil deeds. One day, a mysterious woman shows up in his life, saying she is his mother. At first, he doesn’t believe her, having no memories of a mother. But as his attachment to her grows, he discovers her gruesome yet sad secret.
Prediction: We expect this to land Ki-duk in Un Certain Regard for the second consecutive year.