The Handmaiden

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.

Year

2016

Movie time

145 min

Directed by

Chan-wook Park

Cast

Min-hee Kim, Tae-ri Kim, Jung-woo Ha, Jin-woong Cho

8.1/10

IMDB

95%

Rotten Tomatoes

84/100

Metacritic