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Brunch & Korean Movie- Pieta

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How about the Korean movie Pieta (Directed by Kim Ki-Duk) at Facets Cinémathèque in Lincoln Park? We'll eat lunch at Pequod's Pizza in Lincoln Park before we walk to the theater at 1517 W Fullerton Ave to watch the movie, which starts at 3 pm (104 minutes in Korean with English subtitles).

Synopsis from the Facets site:
"Winner of the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival, Pietà is the acclaimed film from the celebrated and controversial Korean director Kim Ki-Duk (Bad Guy; Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... And Spring; 3-Iron). In this intense and disturbing story, menacing anti-hero Lee Kang-do (Lee Jung-jin) is a loan shark living an isolated and lonely existence who uses brutality to threaten and collect paybacks from desperate borrowers for his moneylender boss. He proficiently and mercilessly collects the debts without regard to the pain he causes his countless victims.
One day, a mysterious woman (Cho Min-soo) appears, claiming to be his long-lost mother. After coldly rejecting her at first, he gradually accepts her in his life, quits his cruel job and seek a decent life. However, he soon discovers a dark secret stemming from his past and realizes it may be too late to escape the horrific consequences already set in motion from his previous life."

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