movies not to be missed – feb 08, 2013 – (en)

“The Taste of Money” (film)
The Taste of Money” (Korean: Donui Mat) is a 2012 South Korean erotic suspense film about a conglomerate-owning family. It triggered controversy and hype with its portrayal of the lives of the privileged in Korean society, exploring themes of sex and money, greed and ambition. A decadent and sensational film that presents biting commentary on the rich and famous, it is Im Sang-soo’s seventh film.
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In a luxurious house outside Seoul lives one of the country’s richest families: company president, his wife, their divorced daughter and son. Their current job is making sure a US businessman is kept happy with hookers, as part of a major business deal that could prove crucial to the family’s fortunes…
Título en Español – The Taste of Money (2012)
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The Intouchables” (film)
“The Intouchables” (French: Intouchables) is a 2011 French comedy-drama film directed by Olivier Nakache and Éric Toledano. It stars François Cluzet and Omar Sy. Nine weeks after its release in France on 2 November 2011, it became the second biggest box office hit in France, just behind the 2008 film Welcome to the Sticks. The film has received several award nominations. In France, the film was nominated for eight César Awards and earned Omar Sy the César Award for Best Actor.
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In Paris, the aristocratic and intellectual Philippe is a quadriplegic millionaire that is interviewing candidates for the position of his caretaker with his red-haired secretary Magalie. Out of the blue, the rude African Driss cuts the line of candidates and brings a document from the Social Security and asks to Phillipe to sign it to prove that he is seeking a job position to receive his unemployment insurance…
Título en Español – “Intocable” (2011)
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 “A Somewhat Gentle Man” (film)
“A Somewhat Gentle Man” (Norwegian: En Ganske Snill Mann, and also known as Regnskap) is a 2010 Norwegian comedy film directed by Hans Petter Moland. It was nominated for the Golden Bear at the 60th Berlin International Film Festival…
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Ulrik is reluctantly let out of prison after serving 12 years for murder. He has to cope with his gang, his ex, a few women – and a snitch. His son has a fiancé. Her family doesn’t approve of murder. They have a nursery, they have principles. Ulrik is a somewhat gentle man. But how gentle can you be? … and he’s losing his hair…
Título en Español – “Un Hombre Bastante Bueno” (2010)
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Movies not to be missed – IMdb – Wilkipedia – Dugutigui
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In the “Diula” language in Mali, the term « dugutigui » (chief of the village), literally translated, means: «owner of the village»; «dugu» means village and «tigui», owner. Probably the term is the result of the contraction of «dugu kuntigui» (literally: chief of the village).
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10 Responses to movies not to be missed – feb 08, 2013 – (en)

  1. i find a film from Hong Kong~ hee

  2. Wow, that sounds really interesting D.🙂

  3. The first movie, I will not definitely miss. I have a certain disgust/fascination of decadent lives in which the storyline promises. Perhaps I will understand more about the privileged that Sy, maker of “Gangham style” satirized in his viral music video

    • Dugutigui says:

      강남스타일 from PSY has not much to do with the film, but I’m sure you will enjoy the latest.
      As a remake of 1960s “The Housemaid” it received a lot of public attention due to its uninhibited portrayal of the salacious and disturbing world of Korea’s wealthy elite. Those who caught this modern interpretation of 1960s classic will instantly recognize the film’s grand and opulent veneer as the fantastically rich play with power, money, sex, and, of course, fire…
      Thanks for commenting and, again, enjoy!

    • Dugutigui says:

      An interesting article, thank you, although I think a bit pretentious about the subliminal message of PSY, if any. Moreover Korean’s ambivalence with opulence, prosperity and status is nothing new, always having an insatiable curiosity about how the other half -or, in current parlance, the 1 percent- lives, and what this film shows us is gorgeous, grotesque and disconcertingly human; an elegant private tour of the Korean ruling class at home, at work and in bed, showing its members to be ruthless and rotten but also curiously vulnerable. Already in the 60’s you have great films like the first “The Housemaid”, later in 2010 the second remake (same title: “The Housemaid”) and several good other films as 2002’s “Gonggongui jeog” (“Public Enemy”).
      In any case an interesting point of view –for non-Koreans … as I am…🙂
      Thanks!!

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