A crook-turned-servant falls for the vulnerable heiress she had originally schemed to swindle, in this audacious, visually sumptuous, and highly erotic period piece from acclaimed writer-director Park Chan-wook.
From Park Chan-wook, the celebrated director of Oldboy, Lady Vengeance and Stoker, comes a ravishing new crime drama. Park presents
a gripping and sensual tale of two women—a young Japanese lady living on a secluded estate, and a Korean woman who is hired to serve
as her new handmaiden, but is secretly plotting with a con-man to defraud her of a large inheritance. Inspired by the novel Fingersmith by
British author Sarah Waters, The Handmaiden borrows the most dynamic elements of its source material and combines it with Park Chanwook’s singular cinematic vision. (South Korea, 2016, 144 min., In Korean and Japanese with English subtitles | Dir. Park Chan-wook)