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The Handmaiden (Park Chan-Wook, 2016)

Posted: 20 Nov 2016, 02:10

Park Chan-Wook (Oldboy, Thirst) has a new film out in the U.S. in limited theaters. I got to see the film this afternoon. Based on Sarah Waters' novel "Fingersmith", the film is set in Japanese-occupied Korea where a con artist, played by Kim Tae-Ri, is hired by a fraudulent nobleman played by Ha Jung-Woo, to become the handmaiden for a Japanese noble lady, played by Kim Min-Hee. The film is an erotically-charged meshing of storytelling a la Rashomon and a style akin to Brokeback Mountain. I reviewed the film on my blog: ... iden-2016/