The Handmaiden

Release date:October 21, 2016
(limited)

Studio:Amazon Studios, Magnolia Pictures

Director:Park Chan-Wook

MPAA Rating:N/A

Screenwriter:N/A

Starring:Kim Min-hee, Ha Jung-woo, Kim Tae-ri, Cho Jin-woong

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Plot Summary:

From Park Chan-wook, the celebrated director of "Oldboy," "Lady Vengeance," "Thirst" and "Stoker," comes a ravishing new crime drama inspired by the novel "Fingersmith" by British author Sarah Waters. Having transposed the story to 1930s-era colonial Korea and Japan, Park presents a gripping and sensual tale of a young Japanese Lady living on a secluded estate, and a Korean woman who is hired to serve as her new handmaiden, but who is secretly involved in a conman’s plot to defraud her of her large inheritance. Powered by remarkable performances from Kim Min-hee ("Right Now, Wrong Then") as Lady Hideko, Ha Jung-woo ("The Chaser") as the conman who calls himself the Count and sensational debut actress Kim Tae-ri as the maid Sookee, "The Handmaiden" borrows the most dynamic elements of its source material and combines it with Park Chan-wook’s singular vision and energy to create an unforgettable viewing experience.