An exotic tale of two women.
Park Chan-wook‘s ravishing new crime drama, THE HANDMAIDEN (2016), adapted from Welsh author Sarah Waters’ 2002 Victorian-set lesbian romance novel Fingersmith, Park and co-writer Chung Seo-kyung have transposed Waters’ story to 1930s-era colonial Korea and Japan. The film, powered by remarkable performances from Kim Min-hee as “Lady Hideko,” Ha Jung-woo as the conman who calls himself the Count and sensational debut actress Kim Tae-ri as the maid Sookee. THE HANDMAIDEN (2016) borrows the most dynamic elements of its source material and combines it with Park Chan-wook’s singular vision and energy to create a mesmerizing experience boasting more tangled plots and bodies than an octopus has tentacles.
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 her large inheritance.
In theaters October 21, 2016.
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