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Lesbianism? The Handmaiden (2016)


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. 190 more words


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


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


The Handmaiden: Director's Cut


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


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


아가씨 | The Handmaiden (2016)

After sitting dormant for the past two or three years, Cinema of South Korea returns on the global stage with the genre it does better than anyone else on the planet and makes a splash that’s big enough to send ripples through the world of filmmaking once again. 619 more words

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