The highly acclaimed director of OLDBOY and STOKER Park Chan-wook is back. This time the talented filmmaker is set to deliver to the masses his dark crime period piece thriller THE HANDMAIDEN. Similar to the devastating feature ASSASSINATION from Korean director Dong-hoon Choi the film takes place in the time where Korea was occupied by Japan. There is a house maiden that has a sinister plan to take down the Japanese heir she is working for. The film was released in Cannes and today Magnolia Pictures and Amazon Studios have released the official poster. Check it out ahead and look for the trailer to premiere on Apple Trailers this Friday!
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 singular vision and energy to create an unforgettable viewing experience.
THE HANDMAIDEN is directed by Park Chan-wook and stars Kim Min-hee, Ha Jung-woo, Kim Tae-ri and Cho Jin-woong.