‘Oldboy’ Director Prepares to Deliver ‘The Handmaiden’ in Time for Halloween
Chan-wook Park is the kind of filmmaker that aims to keep film fresh. One glance at his résumé and you’ll know exactly what I mean. That instates a certain confidence in anything he does, especially his latest chiller, The Handmaiden.
Eh, I’ll save you the imdb trip and tell you the man has crafted brilliant pictures like Oldboy, Thirst, Lady Vengeance and Stoker. He’s got true talent, and he knows his horror well, which is why we’re very excited to be sharing the brand new trailer for Park’s latest film, The Handmaiden.
The film stars Min-hee Kim (No Tears for the Dead), Jung-woo Ha (Chronicle of a Blood Merchant), Tae-ri Kim (Citizan Zombie) and Jin-woong Cho (The Front Line).
The Handmaiden had its world premiere at the 2016 Festival de Cannes
Amazon Studios and Magnolia Pictures will send The Handmaiden in our direction later this year, as The Handmaiden theaters October 14, 2016.
Be sure to linger a bit, as we’ll be showing you the official trailer this Friday!
Synopsis: From PARK Chan-wook, the celebrated director of OLDBOY, LADY VENGEANCE, THIRST and STOKER, comes a ravishing new crime drama inspired by the novel ‘FINGERSMITH’ by British author Sarah Waters. Having transposed the story to 1930s-era colonial Korea and Japan, Park presents a gripping and sensual tale of a young Japanese Lady living on a secluded estate, and a Korean woman who is hired to serve as her new handmaiden, but who is secretly involved in a conman’s plot to defraud her of her large inheritance. Powered by remarkable performances from KIM Min-hee (RIGHT NOW, WRONG THEN) as Lady Hideko, HA Jung-woo (THE CHASER) as the conman who calls himself the Count and sensational debut actress KIM Tae-ri as the maid Sookee, THE HANDMAIDEN borrows the most dynamic elements of its source material and combines it with PARK Chan-wook’s singular vision and energy to create an unforgettable viewing experience.
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