Film: Park steals hearts with period piece

A complex, sweeping drama is kept intimate and sincere by tremendous performances from the two leading actresses

16th April, 2017
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Kim Tae-Ri and Kim Min-Hee in The Handmaiden

The Handmaiden: Directed by Park Chan-wook, Nationwide, 18 Rating: 4/5

Fast & Furious 8: Directed by F Gary Gray, Nationwide, 12A Rating: 1/5

Sensuality is both the subject and the style of Oldboy director Park Chan-Wook’s The Handmaiden, an adaptation of Sarah Waters’ 2002 novel Fingersmith that transposes the setting from Victorian England to Korea under Japanese occupation before WWII.

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