The Handmaiden(Movie, 2016)

Original title: "아가씨" (Korean/KO)
| 2h 25min | Genres: Thriller, Drama, Romance / Love
The HandmaidenRating: 4.2/5 (with 11261,126 votes)
The Handmaiden (Korean: 아가씨; RR: Agassi; lit. '"Lady"') is a 2016 South Korean erotic psychological thriller film directed by Park Chan-wook and starring Kim Min-hee, Kim Tae-ri, Ha Jung-woo and Cho Jin-woong. It is inspired by the 2002 novel Fingersmith by Welsh writer Sarah Waters, with the setting changed from Victorian era Britain to Korea under Japanese colonial rule. The film was selected to compete for the Palme d'Or at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival. It was released in South Korea on 1 June 2016, to critical acclaim. It grossed over $38 million worldwide. At the 71st British Academy Film Awards, the film won the category of Best Film Not in the English Language. ()
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Duration: 2h 25min
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Available languages: English
Available subtitles: English, English [CC]
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Duration: 2h 25min
Also available at on: DVD Blu-ray

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Awards & Nominations for The Handmaiden

Vulcan Award

About The Handmaiden

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 she's involved in something greater that will soon be revealed.

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Additional Information

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Production country: South Korea
Plays in: South Korea
Based on the work of: Sarah Waters ("Fingersmith")
Original language: Korean (KO)
Spoken languages: Japanese (JA), Korean (KO)
Translated into 32 languages: Arabic (AR), Bulgarian (BG), Catalan (CA), Czech (CS), Danish (DA), German (DE), Greek (EL), English (EN), Spanish (ES), Finnish (FI), French (FR), Hebrew (HE), Hungarian (HU), Italian (IT), Japanese (JA), Korean (KO), Lithuanian (LT), Dutch (NL), Norwegian (NO), Polish (PL), Portuguese (PT), Romanian (RO), Russian (RU), Slovak (SK), Slovenian (SL), Serbian (SR), Swedish (SV), Thai (TH), Turkish (TR), Ukrainian (UK), Vietnamese (VI), Chinese (Mandarin) (ZH)
Status: Released
Release date US: 10/21/2016 (World premiere: 06/01/2016)
Director: Park Chan-wook
Producer: Park Chan-wook
Film Editor: Kim Sang-bum
Director of Photography: Chung Chung-Hoon
Art Director: Ryu Seong-hui
Composer: Jo Yeong-wook
Production Designer: Ryu Seong-hui
Alternative titles in other countries (from previews, ads etc.):
Budget: 8,575,000 USD
Revenue: 37,767,206 USD (= 440%)
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1

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