SYNOPSIS

The Handmaiden. Set during the Japanese occupation of Korea in the 1930s, a young handmaiden named Sookee is hired by Lady Hideko, a reclusive heiress who lives in a sprawling mansion under the watchful eye of her domineering Uncle Kouzuki.

But Sookee harbours a secret: she has been recruited by Fujiwara, a scheming con artist posing as a Japanese Count, to trick Hideko into entrusting him with her fortune. However, when Sookee and Hideko begin to develop unexpected emotions for each other, they start putting together a plan of their own.

With breathtaking visuals, grandiose set design and frenzied humour, The Handmaiden is one of the year’s most anticipated films – an opulent and labyrinthine tale of deception, romance and triple-crossing that marks a career high for one of modern cinema’s most thrilling auteurs.


TRAILER


RELEASE DATE

April 10, 2017

DIRECTOR

Chan-wook Park

WRITER

Seo-kyeong Jeong, Chan-wook Park (screenplay), Sarah Waters (inspired by the novel "Fingersmith")

COMPANY

Curzon Artificial Eye

GENRE

Drama, Mystery, Romance

CERT

18

RUNTIME

144 minutes