The events of the film take place in the 30th-era Korea. A young girl Sookee is being accepted by a wealthy Japanese lady as a handmaiden. But it seems her role in a plot is to help con-man to flatter the lady and to bilk her out of her inheritance.
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April 21, 2017 ... the look of a lavish period drama, the elegance of an arthouse film, the complex plotting of an ingenious caper that only the movies could sustain, and the sex of a classy softcore picture.Read in Source
April 17, 2017 The Handmaiden is sensuous rather than lurid, an erotic thriller with a sense of humour and more than a few twists up its sleeve.Read in Source
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October 28, 2016 The surface is classical, while Park's perversity bubbles up from beneath.Read in Source
October 28, 2016 Park Chan-wook is a master of classy trash... There's artistry in his filmmaking, but also a lot of blood, plenty of sick humor and moments of sheer lunacy. The Handmaiden ranks among his best films yet.Read in Source
Film Ireland Magazine
April 21, 2017 If one wasn't swayed by Oldboy or [Chan-Wook's] underrated English-language debut Stoker, The Handmaiden may be the one to convince audiences of this remarkable talent.Read in Source
November 01, 2016 Chan-wook Park's The Handmaiden is deliciously perverse, delightfully twisty, and unapologetically erotic.Read in Source
October 30, 2016 The Handmaiden is just pure cinema, a dizzying, disturbing fable of love and betrayal that piles on luxurious imagery, while never losing track of its story's human core.Read in Source
Daily Mail (UK)
April 20, 2017 A twisty, twisted, psycho-sexual thriller, in which, for all its explicit content, nothing is quite as it appears.Read in Source
Country: United States
Genre: Thriller, Horror, Mystery
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