[MOVIE PREVIEW]Line Up, Conspiracy Buffs!If "Sliding Doors" (1998) is on your list of best movies, you are going to look forward to seeing the new feature from its director, Peter Howitt. Written and directed by Howitt, "Antitrust," is scheduled for release here this Saturday, with the title "Password."
Howitt, who showed talent in orchestrating the two totally different lives of Gwyneth Paltrow in his last movie, has come back with an entirely different subject matter. This time he has something to say about the dangers of cutting-edge information technology, which seems simply very useful at first glance.
"Antitrust" tells the story of a conspiracy to monopolize information technology and the clever young computer engineers who try to prevent it. Milo Hoffman (Ryan Phillippe), a Stanford graduate and a promising computer engineer, plans to start an Internet company with his friend Teddy (Yee Jee Tso), who is also skilled in the field.
While dreaming about becoming the second Bill Gates, Milo gets a job offer from a well-known figure in the computer business, Gary Winston (Tim Robbins). Winston is a millionaire and the owner of a firm working with digital convergence technology. Not knowing the dark intention behind the offer, Milo considers it as the chance of a lifetime and accepts.
Milo ends up working on his master plan to create a software program that can link all kinds of digital communication devices in the world , in Gary's firm. But, before long, he discovers Gary's unethical and evil ambitions. Then, Teddy is found murdered. Overwhelmed by sorrow, Milo pays a visit to Teddy's room, where he discovers the secret behind his boss' plans.
Tim Robbins of "The Shawshank Redemption" shows his versatility by perfectly fitting into the evil character of Gary Winston.
Ryan Phillippe, who made a strong impression with a minor but significant role in "I Know What You Did Last Summer" (1997) and then with his starring role in "Cruel Intentions" (1999), also gives a strong performance.
From this Saturday, "Antitrust" or, in Korea, "Password" will be on shown in 36 theaters nationwide.
In Seoul, you can enjoy this movie in Megabox Cineplex in Samseong-dong, 02-6002-1200, CGV Gangbyeon, 02-3424-1600, Seoul Cinema in Jongno, 02-2277-3014 (all theaters Korean language service only).
by Chun Su-jin