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363 Ratings

The Taste of Money

Do-nui mat

Directed by Im Sang-soo
South Korea, 2012
Crime, Drama


Desire, sex and murder in a conglomerate-owning family. Newly-hired gofer Young-Jak Joo becomes a key pawn in a powerful South Korean corporate-crime family obsessed with sex, money, and intrigue.

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The Taste of Money Directed by Im Sang-soo

Critics reviews

For all the revelations about the way the rich operate, there's little juicy pleasure to be had in the proceedings. Im lets the business unfold matter of factly within his handsomely composed frames and so rarely veers from the stately to the compellingly lurid.
January 23, 2013
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The Taste of Money's pervasive cynicism has reached a monotonous, relentlessly scornful boil that never diminishes. This is a completely unenlightening cri de coeur against the most obvious targets of financial-spiritual discontent. And Im's last-act attempt at a grandly tragic summation—complete with soul-cleansing monsoon!—reeks of the worst sort of scolding, holier-than-thou moralism.
January 25, 2013
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