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THE TASTE OF MONEY
Palm d'Or Cannes Film Fest
"Tastefully smutty... heightened, soap-operatic plot twists presented with impressive directorial and thespian restraint" -Village Voice
"Both bitter and delicious... Mr. Im, with serene, almost voluptuous assurance, creates a tone that hovers between ice-cold comedy and feverish melodrama" -New York Times
Recommended! -NewCity Chicago
In a mansion on the outskirts of Seoul lives one of the richest families in the entire country. Yoon is the president of a powerful conglomerate, but it is his wife Madame Baek that is really in control. Her personal secretary Young-jak, a handsome young man newly introduced to the world of power, deals with the family's immoraland frequently illegalactivities. He makes sure that the Baeks' influential American business partner has supply of hookers, and waits for his own opportunity to make it rich.
Everything changes when Madame Baek catches her husband having an affair with their Filipino maid and exacts her revenge by seducing Young-jak. However, Young-jak however has secrets of his own, as he finds himself drawn closer and closer to Nami, Madame Baek's beautiful young daughter.
Korea's greatest provocateur Im Sang-Soo (The Housemaid, A Good Lawyer's Wife) looks at the lifestyle of the rich and decadent in this sexy and controversial erotic thriller, which reveals how wealth and power ultimately corrupt when combined with excessive greed.
Directed by Im Sang-soo, South Korea, 2012, 115 mins. In Korean with English subtitles.