From visionary director Park Chan-wook comes an exhilarating thriller inspired by Sarah Waters’ best-selling novel ‘Fingersmith’.
Set during the Japanese occupation of Korea in the 1930s, a young handmaiden named Sookee is hired by Lady Hideko, a reclusive heiress who lives in a sprawling mansion under the watchful eye of her domineering Uncle Kouzuki.
But Sookee harbours a secret: she has been recruited by Fujiwara, a scheming con artist posing as a Japanese Count, to trick Hideko into entrusting him with her fortune. However, when Sookee and Hideko begin to develop unexpected emotions for each other, they start putting together a plan of their own.
With breathtaking visuals, grandiose set design and frenzied humour, The Handmaiden is one of the year’s most anticipated films – an opulent and labyrinthine tale of deception, romance and triple-crossing that marks a career high for one of modern cinema’s most thrilling auteurs.
The Handmaiden is released on DVD, Blu-ray & on demand on 7 August – and is also available as a Special Edition Blu-ray box set containing both the Theatrical and Extended Cuts. http://www.TheHandmaidenFilm.com