BIFF 2020
Prerelease

The Handmaiden

ORIGINAL TITLE:
Agassi
Sør-Korea/ 2016/ 2 t. 25 min.
LANGUAGE:
koreansk
UNDERTEKSTER:
engelsk
CAST:
Kim Min-hee, Kim Tae-ri, Ha Jung-woo, Cho Jin-woong, Kim Hae-sook, Moon So-Ri
DIRECTOR:
Park Chan-wook
WRITER:
Chung Seo-kyung, Park Chan-wook
CINEMATOGRAPHER:
Chung Chung-Hoon
How to manhandle a maiden

Filled to the brim with lavish tableaus, lesbian passion and lurid surprises, Chan-wook Park’s period thriller THE HANDMAIDEN was one of the most anticipated and popular films in Cannes this year. Built around the story of a young Korean pickpocket who goes to work as a handmaiden to a Japanese noblewoman in order to help her boss take control of her fortune and estate, the film takes one unexpected turn after the other, with Park delivering some of the most accomplished filmmaking of his career.

 

Park Chan-wook

Chan-wook Park (South Korea, 1963) Filmography: STOKER (2013), THIRST (2009), LADY VENGEANCE (2005), OLDBOY (2003), SYMPATHY FOR MR. VENGEANCE (2002)