With their characteristic dark, manic wit, the Kim Brothers offer a sardonic parable of the logic of capitalism: the endless cycle of wealth production and profit and the endless cycle of desire and gratification, both...展开running inexorably towards crisis -- as experienced when supply exceeds demand. The characters are an exploited vendor of porno videos, a teenage prostitute and a hooker who uses her physical assets as collateral for stakes in a floating crap game. The narrative loops and twists like a Moebius strip, while the various settings keep interfacing like spaces in an MC Escher hall of mirrors. Brilliantly original.
A strange and yet unique story about hoodlums who spendmost of their times either on gambling or dealing pornog-raphies, high school students who sell their bodies, and prostitutes. This film meticulously depicts how capitalism reproduces ruling party and the opposition even in social outsiders. The viewers may find its outrageous repetition and bold description a bit odd, but then again its audacity and joyousness make this eexcperimental film something to remember.
Capitalism wants accumulation. It absolutely subsumes peo-ple. Their labour power is nothing but an apparatus to help capital circulate. The capitalist society where desire does not produce capital, but capital produces desire, is where we all live now. Capitalism evolves. It makes variations on a deceptive method to expand the quality and quantity of accumulation. Now desire becomes capital, capital becomes desire – now capitalism relatively subsumes people. The faster its accumulation gets, the bigger its desire gets.