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The Handmaiden


2016 / South Korea, Japan / 141 min / N-18
Total votes: 121, Average: 8.8
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Director(s) - Park Chan-Wook
Screenwriter(s) - Park Chan-Wook, Chung Seo-Kyung
Actors - Ha Jung-Woo, Kim Min-Hee, Kim Tae-Ri, Cho Jin-Woong, Moon So-Ri, Kim Hae-Sook
Producer(s) - Park Chan-Wook, Syd Lim
Cinematographer - Chung Chung-hoon
Editor(s) - Kim Jae-Bum, Kim Sang-beom
Composer(s) - Jo Yeong-wook
Sales agent - CJ Entertainment
Distributor - Nonstop Entertainment, MTÜ Must Käsi
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Dialogues - Korean, Japanese
Subtitles - Lithuanian, English

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.


"Joint Security Area" (2000), "Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance" (2002), "Old Boy" (2003), "Lady Vengeance" (2005, "Kino pavasaris"), "I'm a Cyborg, But That's OK" (2006, "Kino pavasaris"), "Thirst" (2009, "Kino pavasaris"), "Night Fishing" (2011, short, co-dir, "Kino pavasaris"), "Stoker" (2013, "Kino pavasaris"), "The Handmaiden" (2016, "Kino pavasaris").