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The Handmaiden


Kim Min-hee, Kim Tae-ri, Ha Jung-woo, Cho Jin-woong View All


Park Chan-wook (Director), Park Chan-wook (Writer), Chung Seo-kyung (Writer) View All

Release: Jun. 1st, 2016
Runtime: 2 hours, 25 minutes
1930s Korea, in the period of Japanese occupation, a young woman is hired as a handmaiden to a Japanese heiress who lives a secluded life on a large countryside estate with her domineering uncle. But, the maid has a secret: she is a pickpocket recruited by a swindler posing as a Japanese count to help him seduce the heiress 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...
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Then the scene reaches a certain point, and reverses, going back to fill in the backstory of one of the other characters, which includes re-showing a lot of scenes, or parts of scenes, from a different point of view.