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Korean movie - HANDMAIDEN - issued on dvd

HANDMAIDEN (18) 2016 KOREA PARK, CHAN-WOOK £15.99
Adapted from Sarah Waters’ novel ‘Fingersmith’ and set in 1930s Korea under Japanese colonial rule.

Orphaned pickpocket Sook-hee is hired by a con artist posing as Japanese Count Fujiwara to act as the handmaiden of heiress Lady Hideko in a ploy to rob her of her wealth. 37 more words

Korean Cinema

Lesbianism? The Handmaiden (2016)

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Don’t confuse this with Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale (film and TV movie) even though it might sound similar. This is from the acclaimed South Korea’s director Park Chan-wook, whose best known film Old Boy (2003) is now a Hollywood’s remake that retains most of his trademark violence and gore. 244 more words

Year

Ah-ga-ssi - The Handmaiden

I wasn’t expecting to laugh as much as I did in this tale of grifters, oppression and eroticism.

Director Chan-wook Park has reframed this story from Victorian England to 1930s Japanese-occupied Korea, and it looks gorgeous. 162 more words

2017

Review - The Handmaiden (Director's Cut)

*This review will contain spoilers for, The Handmaiden. I usually avoid any and all spoilers, but with this film it is just too difficult to write a review and not go into greater detail about particular plot points or character revelations. 1,396 more words

Films

The Handmaiden: Director's Cut

14/04/17

The term ‘masterpiece’ is often used but I’ve rarely seen a film more deserving of that word that Park Chan-wook’s The Handmaiden. It’s a sumptuous, sensual and occasionally audacious slice of melodrama, a loose adaptation of Sarah Water’s novel, … 436 more words

Film

Filmas: Tarnaitė / The Handmaiden / Ah-ga-ssi (2016)

Šį filmą senokai jau buvau nusižiūrėjęs, bet kažkur sąraše gulėjo ir tiek. O dabar, kai jį rodo ir per “Kino pavasarį” ir šiaip mačiau berods Delfi gerus atsiliepimus, nutariau pagaliau pažiūrėti. 471 more words

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