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The Handmaiden

Vulcain Prize for an artist technician, awarded by the C.S.T., Cannes 2016

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Directed by: PARK Chan-Wook
Year of production: 2016
Country: SOUTH KOREEA
Genre: drama, thriller
Length: 145 minutes

1930s Korea, in the period of Japanese occupation, a new girl (Sookee) 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 lock her up in a madhouse. The plan seems to proceed according to plan until Sookee and Hideko discover some unexpected emotions.

  • Credits
  • Casting
  • Trailer

PARK Chan-Wook – Director
PARK Chan Wook – Script / Dialogue
JUNG Seo-Kyung – Script / Dialogue
CHUNG Chung-Hoon – Director of Photography
CHO Young-Wuk – Music
KIM Sang-Bum – Film Editor
KIM Jae-Bum – Film Editor
Seong-Hie RYU – Set decorator

KIM Min-Hee – Hideko
KIM Tae-Ri – Sookee
HA Jung-Woo – Count
CHO Jin-Woong – Kouzuki
KIM Hae-Sook – Madame Sasaki
MOON So-Ri – Aunt


Original language: Korean, Japanese
Subtitles: English, Romanian