The Handmaiden trailer: Park Chan-wook returns with new erotic thriller
Despite some decidedly stiff competition, director Park Chan-wook remains the King Weird of Korean Cinema, thanks to films like Lady Vengeance, his contribution to the 2004 anthology Three… Extremes, the Nicole Kidman-starring English language thriller Stoker, and, of course, Oldboy, among other films. And, judging by the trailer for his new movie The Handmaiden, the filmmaker is in no rush to give up that title.
Starring Kim Min-hee, Ha Jung-woo, Kim Tae-ri, and Cho Jin-woong, the movie concerns a young Japanese woman living on a secluded estate and a Korean woman who is hired to serve as her new handmaiden, but is secretly plotting with a conman to defraud her of a large inheritance.
Inspired by British author Sarah Waters’ novel Fingersmith, the film will be released on Oct. 14. You can see that new trailer, above.