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The Housemaid
Hanyeo
1960 South Korea 109 min N-16
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Often cited as the best South Korean film, it tells a story of an unfaithful composer, a betrayed wife and their housemaid. When she seduces her master and gets pregnant, the composer and his wife demand the abortion. Frustrated by such request, the maid takes revenge. What started as a melodrama turns into a psychological thriller with claustrophobic atmosphere, tense sequences and obsessive characters. It has inspired many generations of Korean filmmakers. Bong Joon-ho's "Parasite" is recent example.

"Through a variety of genres and moods – melodrama, classic tragedy, absurd and even horror – the director of the golden age of South Korean cinema targets an exemplary middle-class family and captures its hypocrisy and rotten morality." (Gediminas Kukta)

Filmography

1982 – Ugnies moteris 1982 / Woman of Fire'82

1980 – Kurčias darbininkas / The Deaf Worker

1979 – Vandenų moteris / Water Lady

1978 – Moteris, gaudanti mirties drugelį / Woman Chasing the Butterfly of Death

1977 – Io sala / Io Island

1975 – Kūno pažadas / Promise of the Flesh

1974 – Prasižengimas / Transgression

1971 – Ugnies moteris / Fire Woman

1963 – Senoliai laidojami gyvi / Burying Old Alive

1961 – Jūra žino / The Sea Knows

1957 – Moters karas / A Woman's War

1955 – Jangsan provincija / Yangsan Province 

1955 – Mirties dėžė / Box of Death


10.0
Total votes: 2
Director(s) - Kim Ki-young
Screenwriter(s) - Kim Ki-young
Actors - Kim Jin Kyu, Ju Jeung-nyeo, Lee Eun-shim, Eom Aeng-ran, Ko Seon-ae
Producer(s) - Kim Ki-young
Cinematographer - Kim Deok-jin
Editor(s) - Oh Young-Keun
Sound - 
Composer(s) - Han Sang-gi
Sales agent - Cineteca di Bologna
Distributor -
Production company -
Translation - Martynas Šiaučiūnas-Kačinskas
Dialogues - Korean
Subtitles - English, Lithuanian
Filmography

1982 – Ugnies moteris 1982 / Woman of Fire'82

1980 – Kurčias darbininkas / The Deaf Worker

1979 – Vandenų moteris / Water Lady

1978 – Moteris, gaudanti mirties drugelį / Woman Chasing the Butterfly of Death

1977 – Io sala / Io Island

1975 – Kūno pažadas / Promise of the Flesh

1974 – Prasižengimas / Transgression

1971 – Ugnies moteris / Fire Woman

1963 – Senoliai laidojami gyvi / Burying Old Alive

1961 – Jūra žino / The Sea Knows

1957 – Moters karas / A Woman's War

1955 – Jangsan provincija / Yangsan Province 

1955 – Mirties dėžė / Box of Death


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