Park Chan-Wook’s THE HANDMAIDEN Gets Stylish Poster & Trailer

There’s fewer filmmakers that get me excited for a new project than Park Chan-Wook. From his celebrated “Vengeance” trilogy (Sympathy For Mister Vengeance, Oldboy & Lady Vengeance) to his updated take on vampirism (Thirst) to his stunning and stylistic English language debut (Stoker) there’s few out there that can hold a candle to his brilliance behind the camera. Any new announced project from Chan-Wook should be met with excitement, and that’s how I’m feeling about The Handmaiden, coming this November from Magnolia Pictures and Amazon Studios. This past week a poster for the film, along with its trailer-embedded below the synopsis- were released.

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.

 

Mike Snoonian

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since 2009 Mike has written about independent horror, science fiction, cult and thrillers through his own blog All Things Horror along with various other spots on the web. Film Thrills marks his attempt to take things up a notch, expand his viewing and writing horizons and to entertain and engage his audience while doing so. When Mike's not writing or watching movies, you can find him reading to his little girl, or doing science experiments with her, or trying to convince her that the term "chicken butt" comes from people putting chicken nuggets down their underwear. at age five, she's too smart to believe most of what he says.

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