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Thumbnail for The Handmaiden (2016) The Handmaiden (2016)

Basics Critics:81Viewers:71Rusty:77
Category: Drama, Mystery/Noir/Thriller, RomanceSub-Category: drama film, erotic film, romance film, thriller film, LGBT-related film, erotic thriller, film based on literatureNarrative location: South KoreaRuntime: 145 minutesColor: colorLanguage: Korean, JapaneseCountry: South KoreaFilming location: Goheung County, Pyeongchang County, Dong-Ah Institute of Media and Arts, NagoyaDirector: Park Chan-wookScreenwriter: Park Chan-wook, Jeong Seo-kyeongBased on: FingersmithMusic: Jo Yeong-wookCinematography: Chung Chung-HoonStars: Kim Min-hee, Kim Tae-ri, Ha Jung-woo, Moon So-ri, Kim Hae-suk, Cho Jin-woongProducer: Park Chan-wookStudio: Moho FilmAwards won: Vulcan AwardAward details: (details at IMDb)

1930s Korea, in the period of Japanese occupation, a young woman is hired as a handmaiden to a Japanese heiress who lives a secluded life on a large countryside estate with her domineering uncle. But, the maid has a secret: she is a pickpocket recruited by a swindler posing as a Japanese count to help him seduce the heiress 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 the women discover some unexpected emotions.

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