THE HANDMAIDEN

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Erotic - Completed 2016

A woman is hired as a handmaiden to a Japanese heiress, but secretly she is involved in a plot to defraud her. Inspired by the British novel ‘FINGERSMITH’ by Sarah Waters.

Festivals
& Awards

Festival de Cannes 2016
Competition
Toronto - TIFF 2016
Special Presentations
Busan - BIFF/APM 2016
Korean Cinema Today - Panorama
    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Erotic, Thriller
    • Countries
    • KOREA (South), JAPAN
    • Languages
    • KOREAN, JAPANESE
    • Duration
    • 145 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Chan-Wook PARK
    • Writer(s)
    • Chan-Wook PARK, Seo-Kyung CHUNG
    • Producer(s)
    • Chan-wook PARK (Moho Film), Syd LIM (Yong Film)
    • Synopsis
    • 1930s Korea, in the period of Japanese occupation, a girl (Sookee) is hired as a handmaiden to a Japanese heiress (Hideko) who lives a secluded life on an estate with her domineering Uncle (Kouzuki). But the maid has a secret. She and a swindler who poses as a Japanese Count are scheming to get the Lady engaged, rob her fortune, and lock her up in a madhouse. All proceeds
      according to plan until Sookee starts to truly understand Hideko.
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