The Handmaiden

Genre:  Drama, Romance, Thriller
Running Time:  145 min.
Release Date:
December 31, 2015 (limited)
October 28, 2016 (limited) - October 28, 2016 - Select Cities
DVD: January 24, 2017
Blu-ray: January 24, 2017

Current rating: Rating: 4.00
based on 4 votes and 1 reviews
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Cast: Kim Min-hee, Kim Tae-ri, Ha Jung-woo, Cho Jin-woong, Kim Hae-sook, Moon So-ri


In 1930s Korea, a pickpocket named Sookee (Kim Tae-ri) is hired by a swindler posing as a Japanese Count (Ha Jung-woo). He wants her to help him seduce an heiress to elope with him, rob her of her fortune, and lock her up in a madhouse. Sookee agrees, and begins to work as a handmaiden to Japanese heiress Hideko (Kim Min-hee), who lives a secluded life with her domineering uncle Kouzuki (Cho Jin-woong). The plan seems to be going well — until Sookee begins to falls for the vulnerable heiress.

Director: Park Chan-wook
Studio: Mongrel Media
Producer(s): Park Chan-wook, Syd Lim
Screenplay: Chung Seo-kyung, Park Chan-wook

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  • 4 stars "entertaining. with subtitles. good movie"