Watch: Official Trailer for Im Sang-soo's 'The Housemaid' Remake
"Ferociously tawdry." My favorite bleak critics quote from this trailer. IFC Films has debuted the official US trailer on Apple for Im Sang-soo's The Housemaid, his remake of Kim Ki-young's 1960 South Korean film of the same name. This is basically a very sexual dramatic thriller involving a rich man having an affair with his housemaid while his wife is pregnant and the rather crazy consequences of that. I saw this in Cannes last year and enjoyed it, it's a twisted and riveting film that goes to some very odd places at the end. This trailer shows, unfortunately, most of the film, so watch out. Curious to find out how many of you guys are into this.
Watch the official US trailer for Im Sang-soo's The Housemaid:
You can also watch The Housemaid official trailer in High Definition on Apple
The Housemaid is both written and directed by award winning South Korean filmmaker Im Sang-soo, of the previous Korean films: Girls' Night Out, Tears, A Good Lawyer's Wife, The President's Last Bang and The Old Garden. It's based on Kim Ki-young's 1960 black-and-white film The Housemaid that's been described as one of the best Korean films of all time. The remake premiered at the Cannes Film Festival last year and was picked up by IFC Films for US distribution. The Housemaid being released unrated in limited theaters on January 21st followed by an On Demand debut the next week. For more info visit IFC's official website.
Reader Feedback - 9 Comments
I really enjoyed this when i saw it last August. I have no bad things to say about it, though its not spectacular either. Definitely a good watch anyways.
coswell on Jan 12, 2011
It is a really good film that has gorgeous cinematography. The camera work is the thing I remembered from this film the most. The story is a good melodrama and it has one of the weirdest endings I have ever seen which I enjoyed quite a bit.
Duck44 on Jan 12, 2011
Pretty much the same thing happened to me when my wife was pregnant, damn housemaids! Looks kindo like a period drama, but set in modern times.
Crapola on Jan 12, 2011
I have to check out the original because that looks so awesome.
Silencio! on Jan 12, 2011
i stopped watching at 1:25...........i didn't want to see anything near the end that might spoil it. this looks excellent. i was really struck by how beautiful and well shot the scenes were. the acting appears to be top-notch as well. i'll definitely be seeing this one.
Anonymous on Jan 12, 2011
I would agree South Korea has been turning out some amazing films these past few years... and this looks great!
Cruzer on Jan 13, 2011
South Koreans have always produced a great standard of film. Its only when the Hollywood industry whom have grown thin of ideas resorted to viewing films outside their own shade led to the start of their recognition. And this looks fantastic.
Anonymous on Jan 13, 2011
writebrained on Jan 14, 2011
Does anyone know the song used in the trailer?
Nicholas Robinson on Jan 15, 2011
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