The Handmaiden

The Handmaiden (2016)

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. The plan seems to proceed according to plan until the women discover some unexpected emotions.

Plot Keywords: based on novel or book, con man, pickpocket, lesbian relationship, swindler, plot, mansion, lust, lgbt, noblewoman, asian lgbt, con woman, 1930s, lady's maid, handmade, japanese occupation of korea

Original Title아가씨
DirectorPark Chan-wook
WritersPark Chan-wook, Chung Seo-kyung, Sarah Waters
Production CompaniesMoho Film, Yong Film, CJ Entertainment
Production CountrySouth Korea
Spoken Language日本語, 한국어/조선말

Alternate Titles

Слугинята
A Criada
下女的诱惑
La doncella
La doncella (The Handmaiden)
Mademoiselle
Fingersmith
Lady
Agassi
Ah-ga-ssi
Ahgassi
The Handmaiden
Kammerpiken
Sluzaca
A Criada
Служанка
The Handmaiden