Synopsis of The Handmaiden:
During 1930s Korea, in the period of Japanese occupation, Sook Hee is hired as a handmaiden to a Japanese heiress, Hideko, who lives a secluded life on a large countryside estate with her domineering Uncle Kouzuki. 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 Sook Hee and Hideko discover some unexpected emotions.
~~ Inspired by the novel Fingersmith by Welsh writer Sarah Waters, with the setting changed from Victorian era Britain to Korea under Japanese colonial rule.
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Title: The Handmaiden / Agasshi / Mademoiselle / Die Taschendiebin
Native Title: 아가씨
Genre: Thriller, Historical, Psychological, Romance, Drama, Mature
Release Date: Jun 1, 2016
Runtime: 2 hr. 25 min.
Content Rating: R – Restricted Screening (nudity & violence)