The Handmaiden (2016)

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Poster for the movie "The Handmaiden"

The Handmaiden (2016)

NR 145 min - Thriller, Drama, Romance - 1 June 2016

1930s Korea, in the period of Japanese occupation, a young woman is hired as a handmaiden to a Japanese heiress who lives a secluded life on a large countryside estate with her domineering uncle. But, the maid has a secret: she is a pickpocket recruited by a swindler posing as a Japanese count to help him seduce the heiress 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 the women discover some unexpected emotions.

Director:  Park Chan-wook
Producer:  Syd Lim.
Director of Photography:  Jeong Jeong-hun
Original Music Composer:  Cho Young-wuk, Hong Dae-sung

Storyline

1930s Korea, in the period of Japanese occupation, a young woman is hired as a handmaiden to a Japanese heiress who lives a secluded life on a large countryside estate with her domineering uncle. But, the maid has a secret: she is a pickpocket recruited by a swindler posing as a Japanese count to help him seduce the heiress 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 the women discover some unexpected emotions.


Collections: Park Chan-wook

Details

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Country:   South Korea
Language:  Japanese, Korean
Release Date:  1 June 2016

Box Office

Budget:  $8,575,000
Revenue:  $37,767,206

Company Credits

Production Companies:  Moho Film, Yong Film, CJ Entertainment

Technical Specs

Runtime:  2 h 25 min

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