About

1930s Korea, in the period of Japanese occupation, a young woman is hired as a handmaiden to a Japanese heiress who lives a secluded life on a large countryside estate with her domineering uncle, but she's involved in something greater that will soon be revealed.

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Directed by

Park Chan-wook

Written by

Sarah Waters (Novel)
Park Chan-wook (Writer)
Chung Seo-kyung (Writer)

Runtime

145 minutes

Country

South Korea

Language

Korean

Tagline

"My saviour who came to ruin my life. My Tamako, my Sookee."

Cast

Keywords

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Lists

#216 on IMDb top 250 IMDb

#9 on The 25 Most Critically-Acclaimed Films of 2016 They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#331 on The 21st Century Most Acclaimed Films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?