Sook-hee, a professional pickpocket, accepts a macabre assignment: to become a lady’s handmaid and steal her inheritance. But their plans get upset when the two young women begin to feel attracted to each other. An adaptation of a Sarah Waters novel, The Handmaiden travels back in time to the 1930’s, to Japanese-occupied Korea, to become a film with gothic undertones and Park Chan-wook’s visual exuberance.
Seoul, 1963. He studied philosophy. One of the most influential directors in contemporary genre cinema, he made a name for himself worldwide with his acclaimed vengeance trilogy consisting of Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (02), Old Boy (03) and Lady Vengeance (05).
Cast & Crew:
SOUTH KOREA, 2016
Park Chan-wook, Syd Lim
Chung Seo-kyung, Park Chan-wook
Kim Min-hee, Kim Tae-ri