The Handmaiden

The Handmaiden

10. 12. 2016 18:00 145 min.   Lucerna Malý sál


South Korea, 2016

Korean with Czech subtitles

Director: Chan-wook Park

Starring: Tae-ri Kim, Min-hee Kim, Jeong-woo Ha, Jin-woong Jo, Hae-sook Kim

Distributor: Aerofilms

A noble lady, Hideko (Kim Min-hee), lives a secluded life on a country estate with her uncle (Cho Jin-woong) who is also her guardian. Lecherous uncle is overly strict with Hideko and waits for her to grow up so he can marry her and seize her wealth. However, a swindler appears at the house and schemes the hiring of a young maid, Sook-hee (Kim Tae-ri). She is, in fact, a poor pickpocket and should help him seduce Hideko. A well-thought-out plan begins to crumble because passion starts to grow between the two girls. Soon, it ceases to be clear who is cheating whom. One of the most outstanding South Korean directors Park Chan-wook has created a dynamic thriller full of twists imbued by suggestive erotic atmosphere based on a bestseller novel Fingersmith by Sarah Waters.