"Expectations are fully met in Park Chan-wook's exquisitely filmed THE HANDMAIDEN (Agassi), an amusingly kinky erotic thriller and love story that brims with delicious surprises."
- Deborah Young, The Hollywood Reporter
"'The Handmaiden' is the Korean director Park Chan-wook's most delectable narrative feature in years. This ornately art-directed erotic puzzler centers around two beautiful women...Over the course of the movie's three chapters, two of which provide a revelatory, 'Rashomon' style shift in perspective, the women will become lovers, rivals and allies, and their teasing, mercurial role play is what gives the movie its seductive pull." - Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times
"This film is simmering with genuine sexual tension. Exquisitely designed and sexually liberating, this is a hugely entertaining thriller." - Benjamin Lee, The Guardian
Tonight, Thursday September 22nd, hop onto Facebook for a Facebook LIVE chat with filmmaker Park Chan-wook on his latest film THE HANDMAIDEN! Park Chan-Wook will be speaking to fans about his upcoming crime drama at the following LINK at 8:45pm.
From Park Chan-Wook, the celebrated director of OLDBOY, LADY VENGEANCE, THIRST and STOKER, comes a ravishing new crime drama inspired by the novel 'Fingersmith' by British author Sarah Waters. Having transposed the story to 1930s-era colonial Korea and Japan, Park presents a gripping and sensual tale of a young Japanese Lady living on a secluded estate, and a Korean woman who is hired to serve as her new handmaiden, but who is secretly involved in a conman's plot to defraud her of her large inheritance. Powered by remarkable performances from Kim Min-hee (RIGHT NOW, WRONG THEN) as Lady Hideko, Ha Jung-Woo (THE CHASER) as the conman who calls himself the Count and sensational debut actress Kim Tae-ri as the maid Sookee, THE HANDMAIDEN borrows the most dynamic elements of its source material and combines it with Park Chan-Wook's singluar vision and energy to create an unforgettable viewing experience.