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  1. Paul Rot's rating of the film 9 Muses of Star Empire

  2. MATTEO BITTANTI's rating of the film 9 Muses of Star Empire

    I was hoping for something illuminating à la The Great Happiness Space - which deals with apparently unrelated yet similar themes, i.e. the commodification of feelings, bodies, and performances- but this documentary is rather superficial and inconclusive. The topic is fascinating but the approach is weak.

  3. Nachtreich's rating of the film 9 Muses of Star Empire

    Spiritualmente ☆☆☆☆.

  4. Quattro's rating of the film 9 Muses of Star Empire

    A glimpse in the backstage of the unluckiest K-Pop group ever, I guess. People are reduced to images, personalities forced into stereotypes, lives squeezed out to the last tear. Not to mention how Music is treated – that you easily can tell by just listening to the final product. The saddest thing to say, is that the movie shows really nothing you wouldn't expect. I wondered if it's all really worth it. (btw Sera <3)

  5. RockFuzzEleven's rating of the film 9 Muses of Star Empire

    Horrifying What a movie. I can still feel the shivers in my body from that final demon sacrifice scene. The end credits was stylish but a bit long. 2/5

  6. IKB 191's rating of the film 9 Muses of Star Empire

    it doesn't look like the cast & crew is right..

  7. Alex Khype's rating of the film 9 Muses of Star Empire

    Una mirada interesante al mundillo emergente del Kpop. Si bien no inventa el hilo negro, a través de la historia de nueve chicas obsesionadas por alcanzar la fama, el documental deja entrever los alienantes engranajes de la industria musical.

  8. kpuljek's rating of the film 9 Muses of Star Empire

    Great insight into the workings of a K-pop band. It's just as fake and overproduced as I thought it would be.

  9. Max Seqgar's rating of the film 9 Muses of Star Empire

    Comes to show how good management can come to produce a great musical star... by exposing an example of the contrary.

  10. Timmy93's rating of the film 9 Muses of Star Empire

    Interesting look into the price of fame.

  11. Felipe Fonseca Pinto e Silva's rating of the film 9 Muses of Star Empire

    It could go deeper into the subject and conclude in a more satisfying way, but it still sheds some light in this oftenly cruel industry.

  12. msmichel's rating of the film 9 Muses of Star Empire

    Reality TV....K Pop style.

  13. James Mackin's rating of the film 9 Muses of Star Empire

    An interesting and somewhat depressing look into the K-POP industry.

  14. Chloé's rating of the film 9 Muses of Star Empire

    Un documentaire éclairant, qui montre en quoi les jeunes femmes sont prisonnières du regard masculin et de la pression de l'industrie musicale, qui va parfois jusqu'à une impression de dictature. Il aurait peut-être été éclairant d'aller voir également ce qui se passe du côté des fans. Un documentaire spécifique s'est-il déjà penché sur le sujet ?

  15. muanabanana's rating of the film 9 Muses of Star Empire

    Ukazanie mechanizmu maszyny do produkcji dolarowych pasztetów z ładnego mięska. Przypomina mi film przyrodniczy, obiektywnie pokazuje środowisko, przy okazji na tacy podając całą stertę pytań, które skłaniają do przemyśleń. Sam na nie nie odpowiada. Ładny zabieg.

  16. Marcin Żuraw's rating of the film 9 Muses of Star Empire

  17. Stefano Pesenti C.'s rating of the film 9 Muses of Star Empire

    I really wonder why those people allowed to be filmed, which benefit do they get from showing their real self? The "fly- on - the - wall" technique works amazingly well.

  18. anarresti's rating of the film 9 Muses of Star Empire

    Quite interesting. But still, isn't the question worth asking about this, more "the documentary, does it reveal, or is it part of the package?". Wouldn't a fan get served a more humane (to use the strange word choice by Sera, in the english translation version) side of the girls, by watching this? Isn't this a very good marketing tool, whatever the intent of the filmaker was? In a youtube and reality show era...

  19. Lthm2's rating of the film 9 Muses of Star Empire

    While embracing the silliness of idol band, it captures korean unique behaviorism. The film is culturally relevant while very simple, mixing PopStar narrative with in-depth observations about professional relationships, and the workplace. Korea is so singular and fascinating, Kim Ki Duk should do a fiction in that vein.

  20. paul oram's rating of the film 9 Muses of Star Empire

    This is a very thoughtfully made documentary. You get a real sense of the pressures and drives of all the 9 would be stars. Their trainers can be tough, but they are no less honestly portrayed. Its a tough world to succeed in for sure, like any creative industry. But I dont see it as cruel or manipulative, just a commercial reality.

  21. Ezuzuzu's rating of the film 9 Muses of Star Empire

    I just would like to say 'Asians!'.

  22. Stefan Drees's rating of the film 9 Muses of Star Empire

    A vivid, well made and frustrating potrait of today’s music industry (and not only related to K-Pop): music and performance as calculated product, living persons taken as valuable investment and treated like replacable objects, depressions taken into account.

  23. zerohour's rating of the film 9 Muses of Star Empire

    It's so rare to get such an inside look into the k-pop business, which is usually masked by its own attempts at perfection.

  24. bontampi's rating of the film 9 Muses of Star Empire

    A cash machine in action, the managers could sell cars, clothes, but they choose to work in the song buisness. no place for love or feelings, only results on screen. It´s just buisness and the girls learned it the hard way.

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