Rent The Handmaiden (2016)

3.9 of 5 from 517 ratings
2h 20min
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Synopsis:
In 1930s Korea, during Japanese occupation, Sookee (Tae-ri Kim) is hired as a handmaiden to a Japanese heiress who lives a secluded life on an enchanting and lavish estate with her domineering uncle. Yet Sookee has a secret, she has been recruited by a swindler posing as an illustrious Count to spy on the Lady so he can eventually seduce her and steal her fortune. However, this swindler is not the only one with a desire to seduce.
Actors:
, , , Tae-ri Kim, , , Si-yeon Ha, Ha-na Han, , , Eun-yeong Kim, , , Kyu-jung Lee, , Kim Si-eun, Rina Takagi, Min-chae Yoo
Directors:
Producers:
Syd Lim
Writers:
Sarah Waters, Seo-Gyeong Jeong, Chan-wook Park
Others:
Angelina Jolie, Rithy Panh, Park Chan-Wook
Aka:
Ah-ga-ssi
Studio:
Curzon / Artificial Eye
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Thrillers
Countries:
Korea, Top 100 Films, Drama, Romance, Thrillers
Awards:

2018 BAFTA Best Foreign Film

BBFC:
Release Date:
25/09/2017
Run Time:
140 minutes
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
Languages:
English Audio Description, Japanese, Korean
Subtitles:
English, English Hard of Hearing
BBFC:
Release Date:
07/08/2017
Run Time:
146 minutes
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
Languages:
English Audio Description, Japanese, Korean
Subtitles:
English, English Hard of Hearing

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Reviews (13) of The Handmaiden

Superb Korean masterpiece - The Handmaiden review by AM

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Another example of how Korean cinema can teach Hollywood a thing or two about storytelling and exquisite imagery.

Beautifully directed and acted with ever fluctuating sensuality and intrigue. The story takes twists and turns and dead

ends in a sleight of hand manipulating allegiances all the way to the denouement.

7 out of 7 members found this review helpful.

Korean Beauty - The Handmaiden review by nm

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Loved this film. It's sensual, gentle l and provocative. Very erotic without being sleazy. I enjoyed the storyline and it is beautifully shot. A love story with a difference.

6 out of 7 members found this review helpful.

Overlong and tedious - The Handmaiden review by PH

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Beautifully filmed, ravishing sets, but in the end I had to go to IMDb synopsis to discover what it was all about , even then there were huge plot gaps , and by the end , I didn’t really care . I would send the lot to the mental asylum to sort it out between them ( see plot !)

1 out of 7 members found this review helpful.

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