After garnering a fair amount of acclaim and recongition for his 2010 offering “The Housemaid”, Korean director Im Sang-soo is back with his latest project “The Taste of Money”. Im’s film is scheduled to show at Cannes, and in preparation Far East Films has a new trailer for the erotic thriller.
Young-jak, who is a private secretary of madam PAIK, the center power of Korean conglomerate, witnesses immoral private issues of her wealthy family. Meanwhile, he finds out that madam PAIK’s husband, Mr. YOON is having affair with their Filipino housemaid, Eva. He reports what he witnessed to madam PAIK, and now despaired madam PAIK is greedily seducing Young-jak in order to keep him on her side . Young-jak is deeper into madam PAIK’s family issues when he finds out the brutally killed Eva. Lost between his morality and shortcut to successful life, he has to make the biggest decision he’s ever made, to choose whom he will hang on to, in order to survive in this harsh world, where he wasn’t born with a silver spoon in his mouth.
There are no English subtitles on this trailer, but Im certainly knows how to set the mood. The atmosphere is ominous and full of tension, and sex, money, power, betrayal, and family are all thrown into the thematic mix. You might not be able to understand all of the specifics, but you get a good idea of what’s going on.
“The Taste of Money” stars Kim Kang-Woo, Kim Hyo-Jin, Baek Yun-Shik, Yoon Yeo-Jung, and On Joo-Wan, and opens in Korean theaters this month. No word when it might hit US shores.
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