New US Trailer for Park Chan-wook's Sensual Film 'The Handmaiden'
Magnolia Pictures & Amazon Studios have unveiled the official US trailer for Park Chan-wook's latest film, The Handmaiden, a sensual crime thriller in Korea. The story is actually based on Sarah Waters' novel, titled Fingersmith, which is set in Victorian Era Britain, however Park Chan-wook decided to tell his version in Korea instead. Kim Min-hee stars as Lady Hideko, Ha Jung-woo as the conman who calls himself the Count, and Kim Tae-ri stars as the maid Sookee. It's a twisted tale of sex and crime, about a Korean maid hired to work for a Japanese heiress, but seduces her and ends up causing all kinds of trouble. There's so much more going on in this, and as expected from Park Chan-wook, it gets wicked in the second half. Enjoy.
Here's the new US trailer (+ poster) for Park Chan-wook's The Handmaiden, in high def from Apple:
For a very positive review of the film, check out Pierce Conran's thoughts from Cannes on ScreenAnarchy.
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 first premiered at the Cannes Film Festival this summer, and was acquired by Amazon Studios. Magnolia & Amazon will open The Handmaiden in select theaters starting October 14th.