THE HANDMAIDEN (18)

WHO’S IN IT?

Kim Min-hee (Hellcats), Kim Tae-ri (film debut), Ha Jung-woo (The Chaser), Cho Jin-woong (A Hard Day), Kim Hae-sook (Thirst), Moon So-ri (Oasis)

WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?

Park Chan-wook (Oldboy), director, writer, producer; Jeong Seo-kyeong (Lady Vengeance), writer; Syd Lim (The Target), producer; Jo Yeong-wook (A Dirty Carnival), composer; Chung Chung-hoon (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl), cinematographer; Kim Jae-Bum (film debut) and Kim Sang-beom (Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance), editors

WHAT’S IT ABOUT?

In 1930s Korea, during the Japanese occupation, a young woman named Sook-hee (Tae-ri) is hired as a handmaiden for wealthy Japanese heiress Lady Hideko (Min-hee), who lives a secluded life with her domineering uncle (Jin-woong). However, Sook-hee is actually a pickpocket that has been recruited by a con-artist to help him with his scheme of robbing the heiress of her fortune, and everything seems to be going according to plan – until Sook-hee and Hideko’s unexpected emotions for one another threaten to throw things for a loop…

IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?

Acclaimed Korean filmmaker Park Chan-wook returns with a sensual erotic thriller that has already captivated audiences at film festivals around the world, and is said to be one of the director’s strongest works in years.

WHEN’S IT OUT?

FRIDAY 14TH APRIL 2017

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