The Handmaiden

"Pure cinema, a dizzying, disturbing fable of love and betrayal that overloads the viewer with luxurious imagery, while never losing track of the tragic, human core of its story." The Atlantic

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A merciless con artist hatches a plan to bilk beautiful heiress Lady Hideko out of her considerable wealth. Isolated and being bullied into marriage with her uncle, Hideko needs a confidante and takes as her handmaiden a young woman who is one of the conspirators. But the scheme goes awry when the two women are intensely, heedlessly drawn to each other.

Sumptuous, sultry and simmering with sexual tension, this erotic thriller from Park Chan-wook (Oldboy, Stoker) relocates Sarah Walters' Victorian-set novel Fingersmith to Korea in the 1930s. It's a love story, revenge thriller and a puzzle story which has inflamed the advance press!  "Exquisitely designed and sexually liberating, this is a hugely entertaining thriller that has shades of 'Gaslight', 'Les Diaboliques' and last year’s 'Duke of Burgundy', but thankfully no grey."  Guardian


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156 mins

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