The Handmaiden

Description

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.

Director: Park Chan-Wook

Writer: Sarah Waters (inspired by the novel "Fingersmith" by), Seo-kyeong Jeong (screenplay), Park Chan-Wook (screenplay)

Actors: Kim Tae-ri, Yong-nyeo Lee, Min-chae Yoo, Dong-hwi Lee

Production: Moho Film, Yong Film