Raw, gritty film takes on Korea's powerful chaebol

Updated: 2012-06-18 14:31

(China Daily)

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A wealthy and powerful company chairman swings open the steel door of his family bank vault, revealing tottering heaps of money to the dazzled eyes of his male secretary. From that beginning, the raw and gritty The Taste of Money, which was in competition at the recent Cannes Film Festival, offers an unusually dark take on Korea's chaebol, the powerful family-run conglomerates whose products dominate domestic life and are known around the world.