Sooooo I dowloaded The Handmaiden, it took me 3 hours but it was worth the wait, this movie is beautiful. For a korean movie I didn’t expected for the kisses and the sex scenes to be so good, I’m honestly impressed and proud that Park Chan Wook did go this far. The actresses are amazing, great chemistry. I didn’t read the book so I can only compare it with the previous movie Fingersmith : the second part take a different turn ( for what I understood at least. I watched the raw and I don’t understand korean), and the ending is happier than Fingersmith :)
PS : Seriously, one of the best sex scene in all L movies I’ve seen. Again, I’m very impressed that koreans have gone this far, it’s always amazing when people take a step to accept and show that the lgbt world is not something we should hide, hate or be ashamed of.
Director Park Chan-wook (Oldboy, Stoker) is back with The Handmaiden. The South Korean crime drama is inspired by Sarah Waters’s 2002 novel Fingersmith. The US poster is above; a trailer should follow soon.
The film had its world premiere at Cannes earlier this year. It will be released in select theaters on October 14 via Amazon Studios and Magnolia Pictures. Kim Min-hee, Ha Jung-woo, Kim Tae-ri, and Cho Jin-woong star.
Having transposed the story to 1930s-era colonial Korea and Japan, Park Chan-wook 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 as Lady Hideko, Ha Jung-woo 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.
So looks like you've seen The Handmaiden already. Did you like it?
Yes!!! Well I’ve seen the original version, without any subtitles. I was going to wait for the subs, but I couldn’t help myself 😜 besides it’s fucking Fingersmith, right? I didn’t understand a word but I’m still processing what I saw…Oh My God this movie is going to be iconic! Can’t wait for my dash to be full of the handmaiden gifs And the ending?? The ending is much happier than the book itself or the BBC adaptation 😊😊😊😊. You just have to see it yourself!
Park Chan Wook has finally decided on his next project: Agasshi (아가씨, literally meaning “young lady”) will be an adaptation of Sarah Waters‘ Fingersmith, a period crime novel that follows young female thieves (called, you guessed it, fingersmiths). However, the location will be switched from Victorian London to Korea under Japanese rule.
“But here was a curious thing. The more I tried to give up thinking of her, the more I said to myself, ‘She’s nothing to you’, the harder I tried to pluck the idea of her out of my heart, the more she stayed there.”
Get a first glimpse at Park Chan Wook’s upcoming new film Agasshi, based on Sarah Water’s novel Fingersmith and starring Kim Min Hee, Ha Jung Woo, Kim Tae Ri and Cho Jin Woong, courtesy of Korean magazine Cine21,
which held a photoshoot with the director and the three main leads for the cover page (see it below) of the magazine to celebrate its 20th anniversary.
But I grew used to her. To her life, her warmth. She was not the gullible girl of a villainous plot, but a girl with a history. With hates and likings. Yet to escape from Briar, I must despise her. Must deceive her.