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The Handmaiden

2016-06-01 | Thriller / Drama
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1930s Korea, in the period of Japanese occupation, a young woman 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 heiress 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 the women discover some unexpected emotions.
Director: Park Chan-wook
Stars: Kim Min-hee, Kim Tae-ri

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66 wins168 nominations
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    Best Film Not in the English Language

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The genre of The Handmaiden is Thriller,Drama,Romance.
1930s Korea, in the period of Japanese occupation, a young woman 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 heiress 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 the women discover some unexpected emotions..
The production budget of The Handmaiden was 8,575,000 USD.
The Handmaiden won 2018 BAFTA Awards, 2016 Cannes Film Festival, 2020 Austin Film Critics Association, 2018 University Film Festival of Korea, 2017 Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA, 2017 Alliance of Women Film Journalists, 2017 Asian Film Awards, 2017 Baek Sang Art Awards, 2017 Chicago Independent Film Critics Circle Awards, 2017 Chlotrudis Awards and 36 others.
On January 14, 2021, there were 5160 public reaction to The Handmaiden including extraordinary, with memorable moments, masterful story, erotically charging, falling in love.
The revenue of The Handmaiden was 37,767,206 USD.
On January 14, 2021, the IMDB rating of The Handmaiden is 8.1/10, Rotten Tomato rating is 95/100, Metacritic rating is 84/100, TMDB rating is 8.0/10.
The release date of The Handmaiden is June 01, 2016.
The casts of The Handmaiden are Kim Min-hee starring as Lady Hideko, Kim Tae-ri starring as Sookee, Ha Jung-woo starring as Count Fujiwara, Cho Jin-woong starring as Uncle Kouzuki, Kim Hae-sook starring as Ms. Sasaki, Moon So-ri starring as Aunt of Noble Lady.
The certification of The Handmaiden is NR.
The full version of The Handmaiden is provided by Amazon Prime Video , Amazon Video , FandangoNOW , Vudu , Microsoft Store , DIRECTV
The director of The Handmaiden is Park Chan-wook.