A love story and revenge thriller set in Japanese-occupied Korea in the 1930s.
Director: chan-wook park
145 mins / 2016 / south korea / subtitles
A gripping and sensual tale of two women – a young Japanese lady and a Korean woman who is hired to serve as her handmaiden, but is secretly plotting to defraud her of her inheritance.
Inspired by the novel Fingersmith by Sarah Waters, The Handmaiden borrows the most dynamic elements of its source material and combines it with Park’s singular vision to create an unforgettable viewing experience.