Film Still THE HANDMAIDEN von Park Chan-wook; Verfilmung von Sarah Waters' Roman. "unterhaltsam abartiger Erotik-Thriller und Liebesgeschichte, die vor. secluded estate, and a Korean woman who is hired to serve as her new handmaiden, but is secretly plotting with a conman to defraud her of a large inheritance. DIE TASCHENDIEBIN / AH-GA-SSI / THE HANDMAIDEN. Diese Veranstaltung hat bereits stattgefunden. Start: Juli , ; Venue: Kino am Dach.
THE HANDMAIDENTHE HANDMAIDEN. Park Chan-wook. SPIELFILM | COR | ' | OmU | FSK 16 | KinoKino | Jubiläumssommer. Exquisiter Erotik-Thriller von. Während der japanischen Besatzung Koreas in den er Jahren tritt die junge Sookee eine Stelle als Dienstmädchen bei der reichen japanischen Erbin Hideko an, die allein mit ihrem Onkel auf einem abgelegenen Anwesen lebt. Doch Sookee hat ein. DIE TASCHENDIEBIN / AH-GA-SSI / THE HANDMAIDEN. Diese Veranstaltung hat bereits stattgefunden. Start: Juli , ; Venue: Kino am Dach.
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Cho Jin-Woong Uncle Kouzuki. Kim Hae-sook Butler. So-ri Moon Aunt of Noble Lady. Jeong Ha-dam Maid 5. Eun-hyung Jo Young Hideko.
Chan-wook Park Director. Chan-wook Park Producer. Syd Lim Producer. Miky Lee Executive Producer. Chung-hoon Chung Cinematographer.
Cho Sang-kyung Costume Designer. Seo-kyeong Jeong Writer. August 25, Full Review…. August 10, Full Review….
January 4, Full Review…. November 16, Full Review…. View All Critic Reviews Apr 30, Beautiful, Lurid, and unpredictable.
A directorial powerhouse from Park. Michael S Super Reviewer. Dec 30, I'm glad there's still a filmmaker at the talent level of director Park Chan-wook Oldboy dedicated to making genuine Gothic romance with style and reverence.
The Handmaiden is a ravishing, enrapturing, and momentously engaging movie with dark delights, startling depths, palpable romance, simmering tension, and high-wire twists and turns that keep redefining the story.
The absurdly talented filmmaker takes a novel set in Victorian England and adapts the setting to s Korea during the time of Japanese occupation, a fascinating and little-known time period for a Western audience.
A poor orphan Sook-Hee Tae-ri Kim is pressured into a scheme to trick the wealthy Lady Hideko Min-hee Kim into being admitted to an insane asylum, her family riches sold.
From the opening minutes, The Handmaiden produces immersive drama that pushes the central characters into consistent conflict to achieve their varying goals.
They're constantly at odds with one another and themselves. There's even tension between those who hold onto their Korean culture and those who adopt the culture of their oppressors, namely Lady Hideko's perverse and treacherous uncle.
Sook-Hee grows an unexpected affection for her mistress, and this includes a burgeoning attraction that the movie communicates with serious sensuality.
The passionate lesbian sex scenes are, if anything, a tad restrained from what I was expecting from Chan-wook, and they're definitely far more restrained and absent the male gaze than the still excellent Blue is the Warmest Color.
I felt the same carnal desire the characters were discovering, a feat worth celebrating for still staying true tonally without veering into tawdry exploitation.
More than the sex or the top-notch technical aspects, it was the characters that hooked me and refuse to relinquish.
The deepening relationships and the subtle shifts of loyalty, perception, and desire make what is essentially a twisty and twisted chamber-play into world-class drama.
Cho Jin-woong as Uncle Kouzuki. Kim Hae-sook as Butler. Moon So-ri as Aunt of Noble Lady. Lee Dong-Hwi. Reviews The Handmaiden. 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. Written by CJ Entertainment.
I knew nothing about this film coming into it, other that it being very well considered, and that it has some strong sexual content.
This is probably the best way to watch it, as I did not know where the plot was going to start or go. Essentially a con man plans to seduce, marry, and abandon a wealthy unmarried woman — taking her from her uncle and then taking her money.
To do this he employs the services of a young pickpocket to work as her handmaiden, and help work the plan from the inside, so to speak.
What the film does with this basic plot is enjoyable and engaging. The narrative is solid, holds the interest without effort, and is very well paced and structured.
I wonder would it work as well if I had known the source material, or had more knowledge of the wider plot.
As a con, the plot is solidly enjoyable and avoids the silly flamboyance of some films where such a plot would be allowed to turn into a 'caper'.
Within the plot are some surprisingly sexual elements, and these sit across the sweet, the sensual, and the dark. There is also a good amount of humor where it matters — in particular in part 1 of the film, this is used well in relation to the main character.
The direction, production values, and general pacing of the film, all work together to give it a beautiful appearance and tone.
It is quite sensuous to watch, with such great colors, sets, costumes, and designs. Within this the actors are all strong.
Jung-woo Ha is solid throughout, and Jin-woong Jo is just the right level of monster for the plot to work. A richly enjoyable film, that sits across so many elements and looks so good that it keeps the plot engaging throughout.
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