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, the maid has a secret: she is a pickpocket recruited by a swindler posing as a Japanese count to help him seduce the heiress to elope with him, rob her of her fortune, and lock her up in a madhouse....

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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

Never did they expect to get into a controversial relationship...

Cast

Keywords

sex lesbian sex con man lust lesbian relationship plot pickpocket con woman asian lgbt japanese occupation of korea korean

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Lists

#245 on IMDb top 250 IMDb

#9 on The 50 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?