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Chan-wook Park’s ‘The Handmaiden’ Sees a Shift in the Release Date

We’ve got just a quick update for those of you who’ve been paying close attention to Chan-wook Park’s (Oldboy, Thirst) latest picture, The Handmaiden. We’ve been plugging  specific date for you over the last few weeks but the arrival of this one will be delayed, for a very short time.

Amazon Studios and Magnolia Pictures will send The Handmaiden in our direction later this year, as the pic, which was scheduled for an October 14, 2016 release, will now be bumped back just a week for an October 21st debut.

That’s not so bad, right?

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

And finally, here’s a look at the trailer for you!

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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