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Series Info
Series:Bijou Horizons
Film Info
Rating:Not Rated
Runtime:145 minutes
Director:Park Chan-wook
Year Released:2016
Production Country:South Korea


Part of Bijou Horizons series. FREE for UI students (present student ID at box office) and $6.50 for the general public.

"The Handmaiden is just pure cinema, a dizzying, disturbing fable of love and betrayal that piles on luxurious imagery, while never losing track of its story's human core." - The Atlantic

"Park Chan-wook is a master of classy trash... There's artistry in his filmmaking, but also a lot of blood, plenty of sick humor and moments of sheer lunacy. The Handmaiden ranks among his best films yet."
Chicago Sun-Times

"The surface is classical, while Park's perversity bubbles up from beneath." - New York Magazine

Park Chan-wook presents a gripping and sensual tale of a young Japanese Lady living on a secluded estate, and a Korean woman who is hired as her new handmaiden, who is secretly involve in a conman's plot to defraud her of her large inheritance. The Handmaiden borrows the most dynamic elements of its source material-- the novel Fingersmith by British author Sarah Waters-- and combines it with Park Chan-wook's singular vision and energy to create an unforgettable viewing experience.