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The Housemaid

7.3
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Original title
Hanyo
Year
Running time
90 min.
Country
South Korea South Korea
Director
Screenwriter
Kim Ki-young
Music
Sang-Gi Han
Cinematography
Deok-Jin Kim (B&W)
Cast
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Producer
Hanguk Munye Yeonghwa / Kim Ki-Young Production
Genre
Drama. Thriller | Family Relationships. Melodrama. Psychological Thriller
Synopsis / Plot
The hero, a composer, has an immoral relation to a maid. The maid is jealous of his wife and gives vent to her bad temper to him. When the hero rebukes her, she asks him for dying together for love.
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"Kim Ki-young’s Hanyo, or The Housemaid, is one of the true classics of South Korean cinema, and when I finally had the opportunity to see the picture, I was startled. That this intensely, even passionately claustrophobic film is known only to the most devoted film lovers in the west is one of the great accidents of film history. I’m proud that the World Cinema Foundation is participating in the restoration and preservation of this remarkable picture. I am eager for more people to get to know and love The Housemaid." (Martin Scorsese).
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