The Critically Acclaimed Drama
From Celebrated Director Park Chan-wook (Oldboy)
Available on DVD and Digital January 24
From celebrated director Park Chan-wook (Oldboy, Lady Vengeance, Thirst, Stoker), comes the ravishing crime drama THE HANDMAIDEN, debuting on DVD and Digital January 24, 2017, from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Based on the novel "Fingersmith" by British author Sarah Waters, this tale of deception and romance relocates Waters' story from Victorian-era England to Japanese-occupied 1930s Korea where a Korean street thief (newcomer Kim Tae-ri) poses as a maid as part of a conman's (The Chaser's Ha Jung-woo) plot to defraud a wealthy Japanese heiress (Right Now, Wrong Then's Kim Min-hee). Certified Fresh (93%) on Rotten Tomatoes, this visually stunning "feast for all of the senses" (Charles Bamesco, Rolling Stone) was nominated for the prestigious Palme d'Or at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, where it won the Vulcain Prize for its stunning production design by Ryu Seong-hie.
THE HANDMAIDEN was written by Park Chan-wook and Chung Seo-kyung, inspired by the novel "Fingersmith" by Sarah Waters. It was produced by Park Chan-wook and Syd Lim. Executive producer is Miky Lee. Co-executive producers are Yoon Suk-chan, Kim Jong-dae and Wonjo Jeong. The film is unrated and has an approximate run time of 144 minutes.
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