The Handmaiden (2016)
Country: South Korea
Release Date: 21 October 2016 (USA)
Run Time: 144 min | 167 min (extended version)
Genres: Drama, Romance
Director: Chan-wook Park
Stars: Min-hee Kim, Kim Tae-ri, Jung-woo Ha…
Plot: A woman is hired as a handmaiden to a Japanese heiress, but secretly she is involved in a plot to defraud her.
1930s Korea, in the period of Japanese occupation, a new girl (Sookee) is hired as a handmaiden to a Japanese heiress (Hideko) who lives a secluded life on a large countryside estate with her domineering Uncle (Kouzuki). But the maid has a secret. She is a pickpocket recruited by a swindler posing as a Japanese Count to help him seduce the Lady to elope with him, rob her of her fortune, and lock her up in a madhouse. The plan seems to proceed according to plan until Sookee and Hideko discover some unexpected emotions.
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