The Handmaiden

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The Handmaiden

based on novel or book con man pickpocket lesbian relationship swindler plot mansion lust lgbt noblewoman con woman 1930s lady's maid handmade japanese occupation of korea

The Handmaiden

Release Date: June 01, 2016

Year    :   2016
Slogan    :   «"My saviour who came to ruin my life. My Tamako, my Sookee."»
Genres    :   Thriller, Drama, Romance
Production Companies    :   Moho Film, Yong Film, CJ Entertainment
Director    :   Park Chan-wook
Producers    :   Park Chan-wook, Syd Lim, Miky Lee, Jeong Tae-sung, Jeong Won-jo, Yoon Suk-chan, Kumiko Hosokawa, Yoon Seo-Young, Kim Jong-dae, Jay Lee, Kim Tae-eun, Kim Kyeong-taek
Writers    :   Park Chan-wook, Chung Seo-kyung, Sarah Waters
RunTime    :   145 mins.
Budget    :   8575000
Revenue    :   37767206

1930s Korea, in the period of Japanese occupation, a young woman is hired as a handmaiden to a Japanese heiress who lives a secluded life on a large countryside estate with her domineering uncle. But, the maid has a secret: she is a pickpocket recruited by a swindler posing as a Japanese count to help him seduce the heiress to elope with him, rob her of her fortune, and lock her up in a madhouse. The plan seems to proceed according to plan until the women discover some unexpected emotions.




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