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Supercapitalist (2012)

Not Rated | | Thriller | 2012 (Hong Kong)
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A maverick New York hedge fund trader with uncanny analytic abilities moves to Hong Kong and orchestrates a mega-deal that swiftly escalates beyond his control.

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Simon Yin

Writer:

Derek Ting

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Linus Roache ... Mark Patterson
Derek Ting ... Conner Lee
Darren E. Scott ... Quentin Wong
Kathy Uyen Kathy Uyen ... Natalie Wang
Richard Ng ... Donald Chang
Eugene Kang Eugene Kang ... Richard Chang
Kenneth Tsang ... Victor Chang
Chit-Man Chan ... Mr. Chau
Michael Park ... Morris Brown
Bryan Tang Bryan Tang ... Kelvin Chau
Roger De Leon Roger De Leon ... Andy
Paul Sheehan ... James
Vivek Mahbubani Vivek Mahbubani ... Raj
Rishaad Salamat Rishaad Salamat ... Bloomberg Anchor
Desmond So Desmond So ... News Reporter
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A maverick New York hedge fund trader with uncanny analytic abilities moves to Hong Kong and orchestrates a mega-deal that swiftly escalates beyond his control.

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Money For Life

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Country:

USA | Hong Kong

Language:

English | Chinese

Release Date:

2012 (Hong Kong) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,372, 12 August 2012

Gross USA:

$16,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$16,000
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Quentin gives Gary a lai see (red packet), which in Chinese culture, is awarded by a married person during the Chinese New Year. Quentin is presumably unmarried given by his constant womanizing, bachelor pad lifestyle and no mention of his marital status. See more »

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I don't understand the critics
17 August 2012 | by James_chieSee all my reviews

Supercapitalist was a fun movie to watch. It had its flaws here and there and at times I wanted the movie to slow down, and at other moments the movie could have picked up speed. But I was convinced at the end that this was not a rehash of "Wall Street"', "Boiler Room", or even "Margin Call", which are all movies made with budgets 12 to 22 times the size of Supercapitalist, which was made for a mere 500,000.

I got to see a genuine conflict, maybe not 100%, of Derek Ting being portrayed by Chinese people as a "banana", yellow on the outside, but white on the inside. it also in some ways gave a portrayal of Asian Americans in the US today, how we're assumed that we would be great at crunching numbers, doing our tasks, and not be vocal and shout for our rights. Needless to say, Derek breaks that mold by speaking his mind, and that impressed me in the movie where in the US new york scenes he does exactly that.

On the other side of the pacific, he plays a guy just wanting to play by the rules, and in Asia, especially with the Chinese, the rules of the game, especially negotiation are much different. Derek does a decent job portraying how the rules in the US doesn't particularly fit or take you anywhere in Chinese. Sure phrases like "shake it up a bit" and "bro" might be a little overused in the film, but it doesn't distract me from what the storyline and all.

Music and cinematography was great. Come on everyone, this is a Hollywood quality film on a SHOESTRING budget of 500,000. I challenge ANYONE out there without many connections in the film industry, to go bust your but and do a movie on such budget, both production AND marketing and get this far... So the critics shouldn't try to compare this with high overpaid and overpriced Hollywood films. Its an apples to mangos comparison. Comparing tapas to dim sum...Respect this film in its own right....


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