The Taste of Money, a Korean film about an idealistic young employee from a wealthy and eccentric family that within their mansion, harbor plenty of personal and professional secrets. The result, though often brilliant, sometimes runs so that the repetition becomes a bit pompous and free. “The Taste of Money sees “simply demonized good from Kim Woo-hyungs camera opulent interiors immersed in an icy light and takes the actors in their various nude scenes -. here it is really often in a horizontal position – downright lewd under the microscope. Good thing, this reviewer don’t shy away from flesh scenes.
When the father is caught having an affair with a young employee, their world is turned upside down. As you can imagine, this is a tale of heartbreak and anguish. Equally naïve though more complacent is the daughter, who falls for Young-jak, but stands by and watches as he is manipulated by her mother and father. The old morality “Money is not everything” sold is by no means a final conclusion of wisdom in this flick. Instead, he revels in form and is sharp and vicious. Even if it takes a while before all Im Sang-Soo protagonist has placed on the chessboard. Who ” The maid did, that will come in here very quickly, especially since any case disguised continuation of his classic remakes, except that the bed gymnastics and infamy are a few turns further rotated. I suppose what I am trying to exclaim is, if you are familiar with the directors past works, you will know the territory you are headed towards.
Again, he delivers a film that exudes sex and desire to rise in society, punctuated sequences filmed with a feverish and unhealthy with comic passages even more marked than in the previous. If he yields to the fantastic in a scene almost subliminal, it completely embraces the grotesque, installs a deviant sexual tension around the character of Yoon Yeo-jeong. Manipulation by the power of the powerful is a central issue, everyday racism that immerses immigrant communities in the roles of servants also crushed to pleasure. It’s scathing portrait of a caste who mocks his power built on the absolute evil that continues to exercise power, proud of its own decadence and some of its bright future. “You will always be inferior” launches the idiot son who squanders the family fortune by investing idiots and spending on legal fees, as a member of a partnership Arian implemented in Asia. The Taste of Money is attractive and extremely vicious entertainment cinema, which is full of immorality that way.
I think with the abundance of past drama series, movies and real life events that have already painted tales of how power corrupts, “The Taste of Money” really needs more character development. The lavish life looks spectacular, and even the darks hearts on the inside of so many characters are veiled by proper facades. The contempt of the lower classes is symptomatic of capitalist societies and Im Sang-soo again illustrates the great. There is though, in the epilogue, a bit naive as the director indulges in a line of hope, punctuating a thriller which modern Korea does not come out grown. Ultimately, The Taste of Money turns out to be a solid film.