The Handmaiden

The Handmaiden


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Director & Screenwriter: Park Chan Wook

Screenwriter: Jung Seo Kyung

Release Date: Jun 1, 2016

Duration: 2 hr. 25 min.

Year: 2016

Country: South Korea

Native Title: 아가씨

Content Rating: R – Restricted Screening (nudity & violence)

Alternative Titles: Agasshi, Agassi, Lady, Mademoiselle, Ahgassi, Die Taschendiebin

Genre: Drama, Psychological, Romance, Thriller


During 1930s Korea, in the period of Japanese occupation, Sook Hee is hired as a handmaiden to a Japanese heiress, Hideko, who lives a secluded life on a large countryside estate with her domineering Uncle Kouzuki. But the maid has a secret. She is a pickpocket recruited by a swindler posing as a Japanese Count to help him seduce the Lady to elope with him, rob her of her fortune, and lockher up in a madhouse. The plan seems to proceed according to plan until Sook Hee and Hideko discover some unexpected emotions.

(Source: IMDb)

~~ Adapted from the novel Fingersmith by Welsh writer Sarah Waters, with the setting changed from Victorian era Britain to Korea under Japanese colonial rule.


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