The Handmaiden (18)

The Handmaiden

From the archive

This film was last shown on 7 May 2017

The latest offering from celebrated South Korean director Park Chan-Wook (Oldboy, Stoker) is a visually captivating adaptation of the Sarah Waters novel ‘Fingersmith’. Set in 1930’s Japan and Korea, The Handmaiden sees a con-artist and a pickpocket team-up to go undercover as a wealthy Count and maid, working together to steal the wealth of a beautiful young heiress - Lady Hideko. Fans of Park will not be disappointed with this return to his usual form; dynamic plot punctuated with lurid twists come to life in this sumptuous psychological thriller that is sharp in its exploration of female sexuality.


Chan-wook Park
South Korea
144 mins
Jin-woong Jo, Jung-woo, Min-hee Kim


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