The Handmaiden (2016)

The Handmaiden (2016)

Movie review

Park Chang-Wook’s scandalous film may well be on a par with Carol or Adele’s Life, since The Handmaid is nothing less than an erotic thriller. The plot of the film is reminiscent of the British mini-series “Velvet Fingers,” only with its own special atmosphere and aesthetics peculiar to the East. A girl from a Korean village, Suk Hee, goes to work on the wealthy estate of a book collector to serve his niece, who might become his wife. But Suk Hee, like her Mistress Hideko, is far from as simple as she seems. For those who dare to watch the film, a reminder: the rating is 18+.


Screen shots


Kim Min-hee Ha Jung-woo Cho Jin-woong

Movie Info

Director – Park Chan-Wook
Writers – Sarah Waters (inspired by the novel “Fingersmith” by) Seo-kyeong Jeong (screenplay) Park Chan-Wook (screenplay)
Genres – Drama Romance Thriller
Release date – June 1, 2016 (South Korea)
Country of origin – South Korea
Official sites – Official Facebook Official Facebook (United Kingdom)
Languages – Korean Japanese
Also known as – Cho’ri
Filming locations – Nagoya, Aichi, Japan
Production companies – CJ Entertainment Moho Film Yong Film
Budget – ₩10,000,000,000 (estimated)
Gross US & Canada – $2,006,788
Opening weekend US & Canada – $92,129 Oct 23, 2016
Gross worldwide – $37,767,206
Runtime – 2h 25min
Color – Color
Sound mix – Dolby Digital Dolby Atmos Dolby Surround 7.1
Aspect ratio – 2.35 : 1


IMDb – 8.1/10
Metacritic – 84%
Rotten Tomatoes – 95%

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