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The Handmaiden

7.6
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Original title
Ah-ga-ssi (The Handmaiden)aka
AKA
  • Agassi
Year
Running time
145 min.
Country
South Korea South Korea
Director
Screenwriter
Park Chan-wook, Jung Seo-kyung (Novel: Sarah Waters)
Music
Cho Young-wuk
Cinematography
Chung Chung-hoon
Cast
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Producer
Moho Film / Yong Film
Genre
Thriller. Drama. Romance | 1930s. Erotic. Gay & Lesbian. Romantic Drama
Movie Groups
Sarah Waters Adaptations
New
Synopsis / Plot
1930s Korea, in the period of Japanese occupation, a new girl is hired as a handmaiden to a Japanese heiress who lives a secluded life on a large countryside estate with her domineering Uncle. 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.
Awards
2016: Cannes Film Festival: Official Selection
2016: National Board of Review (NBR): Top Foreign Films
2016: Sitges Film Festival: Audience Award
2016: Critics Choice Awards: Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film
2016: Los Angeles Film Critics: Best Foreign Film & Production Design
2016: Satellite Awards: Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film
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