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The Taste of Money (돈의 맛)

돈의 맛 (Don-eui Mat)

Directed by Lim Sang-soo (임상수)

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115min | Release date in South Korea :

Young-jak who is a private secretary of madam BAEK, the center power of Korean conglomerate, deals with immoral private issues of her wealthy family. As his desire for money and power grows, he endures whatever he’s ordered to do and letting people around him get hurt is not a concern for him. Meanwhile, Young-jak reports to madam BAEK that madam BAEK’s husband, Mr. YOON is having an affair with a Filipino nanny, Eva. Madam BAEK is now despaired, then greedily seducing Young-jak for her sexual desire.
On the other hand, he begins to feel conflicted by madam BAEK’s daughter, the only family member who approaches him with the true heart. 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.


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 Kim Joon (김준)
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 Lim Sang-soo (임상수)
 Production department
 Kim Dong-woo (김동우)
 Production department
 Kim Hong-jib (김홍집)
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Airing dates : 2012/05/17
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As of 2012.06.17 : 1 162 669  admissions (total)
As of 2012.06.10 : 1 156 896  admissions (total)
As of 2012.06.03 : 1 131 158 admissions (total)
As of 2012.05.27 : 951 417 admissions (total)
As of 2012.05.20 : 569 003 admissions (total)

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