The Handmaiden

The Handmaiden (2016)

  • Genre: Thriller, Drama, Romance
  • Release Date: 2016-06-01
  • User Rating: 8.2/10 from 718 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 25min
  • Language: 日本語
  • Production Company: CJ Entertainment
  • Production Country: South Korea
  • Director: Park Chan-wook
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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.

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  • Kim Min-hee

    as Lady Hideko
  • Kim Tae-ri

    as Sookee
  • Ha Jung-woo

    as Count Fujiwara
  • Cho Jin-woong

    as Uncle Kouzuki
  • Kim Hae-sook

    as Ms. Sasaki
  • Moon So-ri

    as Aunt of Noble Lady
  • Lee Yong-nyeo

    as Bok-soon
  • Lee Dong-hwi

    as Goo-gai
  • Jo Eun-hyung

    as Young Hideko
Directing Park Chan-wook Director
Writing Park Chan-wook Writer
Production Syd Lim Producer
Production Park Chan-wook Producer
Crew Chung Chung-hoon Cinematography
Sound Young-wuk Cho Original Music Composer
Editing Kim Sang-beom Editor
Art Ryu Seong-hee Production Design
Writing Chung Seo-kyung Writer
Writing Sarah Waters Novel
Costume & Make-Up Cho Sang-kyung Costume Design
Camera Chung Chung-hoon Director of Photography