Director: Park Chan-wook Run Time: 144 min. Format: DCP Rating: NR Release Year: 2016 Language: Korean and Japanese with English Subtitles
Starring: Cho Jin-woong Kim Hae-sook, Ha Jung-woo, Kim Min-hee, Kim Tae-ri, Moon So-ri
A handmaiden is involved in a plot to seduce her wealthy employer out of her inheritance in Park Chan-wook’s THE HANDMAIDEN.
From Park Chan-wook, the celebrated director of Old Boy, Lady Vengeance, and Stoker, comes a ravishing new crime drama. Park presents a gripping and sensual tale of two women – a young Japanese Lady living on a secluded estate, and a Korean woman who is hired to serve as her new handmaiden, but is secretly plotting with a conman to defraud her of a large inheritance. Inspired by the novel Fingersmith by British author Sarah Waters, The Handmaiden borrows the most dynamic elements of its source material and combines it with Park Chan-wook’s singular vision to create an unforgettable viewing experience.