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Gorgeous Posters + Photos from Park Chan-wook's 'The Handmaiden'

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April 14, 2016
Source: The Film Stage

Park Chan-wook's The Handmaiden

The official selection for the 2016 Cannes Film Festival was just announced, and one of the films playing there this year is the latest work from Park Chan-wook, who was last at Cannes in 2009 with his film Thirst. Park Chan-wook has been adapting a novel called Fingersmith into a Korean version of the story, titled The Handmaiden (or Agassi in Korea), about a Japanese heiress that falls in love with a petty thief who works as her personal servant. The cast includes Ha Jung-woo, Kim Min-hee, Jo Jin-woong and Kim Tae Ri. I'm looking forward to seeing this in Cannes. In the meantime, these posters are gorgeous, truly stunning and I hope they bring more attention to this film over the next few months once it premieres.

Here's the new set of photos + new posters for Park Chan-wook's The Handmaiden, premiering at Cannes:

Park Chan-wook's The Handmaiden

Park Chan-wook's The Handmaiden

Park Chan-wook's The Handmaiden

Park Chan-wook's The Handmaiden

Park Chan-wook's The Handmaiden

Park Chan-wook's The Handmaiden

Park Chan-wook's The Handmaiden

Park Chan-wook's The Handmaiden

Park Chan-wook's The Handmaiden

Park Chan-wook's The Handmaiden

Park Chan-wook's The Handmaiden

The story follows a young Korean female pickpocket from the slums who is hired by a charming con man to join an elaborate scam. She becomes the personal servant of a wealthy Japanese heiress and seduces her. The Handmaiden is a "modernized Korean" adaptation of Sarah Waters' novel, titled Fingersmith, first published in 2002. The film is directed by Korean filmmaker Park Chan-wook, of the films Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance, Oldboy, Sympathy for Lady Vengeance, I'm a Cyborg But That's OK, Thirst and Stoker previously. The Handmaiden premieres at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival this summer, and was already acquired by Amazon Studios for release in the US. No date is set yet, but it's expected to open later this year.

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