The Handmaiden is based on the novel "Fingersmith" by Sarah Waters The novel is set in London during the 19th century, but the film is set in Korea in the 1930s, under Japanese colonial rule. The pickpocket Sook-Hee (Tae-ri Kim) is hired by the Japanese heiress Lady Hideko to be her personal servant. Hideko is supported by her Uncle Kouzuki and the gold-digger "Count Fujiwara", who is indeed son of peasants, wants to marry her to steal her inheritance. Sook-Hee is a small-time thief of the ring of the conman "Count Fujiwara" and is sent to help him in the confidence game. But soon Hideko and Sook-Hee get close to each other and become lovers.
I saw this movie while knowing very little about it, all I knew is that there is a conspiracy against the heiress and the girl who is pretending to be her maid falls in love with her. The twist before part 2 (the film is divided into 3 parts) really took me off guard which is very rare, but I knew the movie was fantastic long before then.
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Friday, January 27, 2017
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Tuesday, January 24, 2017
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I had only two Oscar dreams today. And they both came true.
Bravo, Academy. Bravo for finally not awarding the mediocrity personified Amy Adams for doing nothing for yet another time in her career. Still, it would have been better if her terrible movie didn't score 8 (undeserved) nominations nor that the nomination for Best Actress went to Meryl Streep for her silly little Globes tirade (no one actually thinks it's just because of the performance, right?) but her missing out is glorious. Of course I cannot truly enjoy it because I keep seeing people whining about this 'snub'. How many times did someone get snubbed because of this basic blandness getting in? 2? 3? 4? 5?
Friday, January 20, 2017
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Friday, January 13, 2017
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Friday, January 6, 2017
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