Most Anticipated Korean Films of 2016

2. The Handmaiden
Dir: Park Chan-wook (Oldboy, 2003)
Cast: Ha Jung-woo (The Berlin File, 2013), Kim Min-hee (Very Ordinary Couple, 2013), Cho Jin-woong (A Hard Day, 2014)
Production: Moho Film
Distribution: CJ Entertainment
Filming Dates: 2015-06-15 ~ 2015-10-31
Status: Post-Production
Genre: Thriller

Plot: Based on a novel by Sarah Waters, the story takes place in 1930s Korea and Japan and focuses on a young pickpocket who becomes the accomplice of a con man and takes on a maid position with a wealthy socialite.

What to expect: Another prime contender for Cannes, The Handmaiden (previously Fingersmith, the name of Sarah Waters' book) is Park Chan-wook’s first Korean film since Thirst (2009). And looking at the above still, his latest seems to have plenty of stylistic overlap with his vampire horror-drama, which could only be a good thing. 

When can we see it? All bets are on it going to Cannes, and it should bow in Korea during the summer.

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