"Japanese-occupied Korea in the 1930s: The beautiful but aloof Lady Hideko lives with her domineering uncle on a remote estate.
"Japanese-occupied Korea in the 1930s: The beautiful but aloof Lady Hideko lives with her domineering uncle on a remote estate. One day, the young and naive Sookee comes to the house as Hideko's new maid. The girl has a secret: Sookee is a con artist, hired to drive Hideko into the arms of the fake Count Fujiwara, who wants to rob her of her fortune after the wedding. But a desire develops between the two young women that redistributes the cards of power entirely."
"The Handmaidenis many things at once. A loose adaptation of British author Sarah Waters' novelFingersmith; a landmark of LGBT cinema in conservative South Korea; an unapologetically perverse piece of erotica that Tinto Brass would be proud of in his best moments; it's a byzantine-structured tale of deceit and counter-deceit that demands a lot from the viewer; it's a stirring tale of women fleeing men; it's a vividly drawn chamber piece; and-most importantly-it's a damn good movie. After the trip to America that seems to be a rite of passage for Asian directors, Park Chan-wook has followedStokerswith perhaps his best film-and that's not a claim to make lightly about the director ofOldboy."
Andrew Lowry, Empireonline.com
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South Korea 2016
145 min. color. Digital. OV/d Director: Park Chan-wook Screenplay: Seo-kyeong Jeong , Park Chan-Wook Cinematography: Chung-hoon Chung Editing: Jae-Bum Kim, Sang-beom Kim Music: Yeong-Wook Jo Starring: Kim Min-Hee, Kim Tae-Ri, Ha Jung-Woo, Cho Jin-Woon, Kim Hae Sook, Moon So-Ri
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