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Park Chan-wook’s ‘The Handmaiden’ to premiere on Amazon Prime next month

 

Theatrical one-sheet for THE HANDMAIDEN, an Amazon Studios / Magnolia Pictures release. Photo courtesy of Amazon Studios / Magnolia Pictures.

From the extraordinary mind behind OLDBOY, STOKER and LADY VENGEANCE, Park Chan-wook comes his thriller THE HANDMAIDEN. Set in 1930’s colonial Japan comes the story of a devious woman who enters the life of a woman with intentions on stealing her estate. Exclusive to Prime members the film will be available on April 13th to watch on all devices. This engaging and sensual thriller is an Amazon Original and has been deemed a must watch by many critics. Prime members get ready to watch this soon!

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.

HA Jung-woo, KIM Tae-ri, KIM Min-hee and CHO Jin-woong in THE HANDMAIDEN, an Amazon Studios / Magnolia Pictures release. Photo courtesy of Amazon Studios / Magnolia Pictures.

Not available on any other subscription services, The Handmaiden will be available for Prime members to stream and enjoy using the Amazon Video app for TVs, connected devices including Amazon Fire TV, and mobile devices, or online at Amazon.com/originals, at no additional cost to their membership. Prime members will also be able to download the film to mobile devices for offline viewing.The Handmaiden joins Prime Video’s line-up of award-winning and critically acclaimed Original Series and Movies—to see more originals available exclusively for Prime members visit http://www.amazon.com/originals.

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Customers who are not already Prime members can sign-up for a free trial at http://www.amazon.com/prime. For a list of all Amazon Video compatible devices, visit http://www.amazon.com/howtostream.

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