Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Film: The Handmaiden

Chan Wook Park's latest film is a beautifully shot Korean/Japanese movie that tells the story of a criminal's long con on a rich woman with an aim to get at her wealth. His plot has him recruit a woman to pretend to be the titular handmaiden and earn her trust.

As with any long con things don't go to plan and without giving much away I did let out a little gasp at the end of act 1, and I've not done that since the end of Usual Suspects. The second act is equally clever and the third, whilst the weaker of the three, does tie the story up nicely.

There's some sex that may get cut on it's full release and there's an octopus that only seems to exist to tease the fans who like their sex even more extreme. 

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