THE HANDMAIDEN (K-movie 2016)


1930s Korea, in the period of Japanese occupation, a new girl (Sookee) is hired as a handmaiden to a Japanese heiress (Hideko) who lives a secluded life on a large countryside estate with her domineering Uncle (Kouzuki). But the maid has a secret. She is a pickpocket recruited by a swindler posing as a Japanese Count to help him seduce the Lady 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 Sookee and Hideko discover some unexpected emotions.

Some of you may not agree with me but this movie is definitely one of the most captivating films I have seen. I hardly moved in my seat because of the momentous engaging parts that are unpredictable, classy dark, simmering tension and the twist and turns circling of events.

This movie is more than just have an erotic style, it was the best of the characters who executed the story with intense performances without losing track of its meaning, purpose and the unique complexity.

The cinematography is like a visual feast to consider. The chemistry of the main leads is certain. Definitely, a movie with complete package shouldn’t be missed.

Verdict: 10/10

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