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The Handmaiden (Director's Cut)

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Park Chan-wook's lurid lesbian potboiler simmers with sexual tension.

The Guardian

We're very excited to be able to screen The Director’s Cut of Park Chan-wook's The Handmaiden for select showings as part of the film's UK Tour.

The genius South Korean director Park Chan-Wook (Oldboy) returns to our screens with his latest film, a critically lauded historical erotic epic is a complete feast for the senses. Inspired by the book Fingersmith by Sarah Waters, this version is set in 1930’s Korea following a woman, hired as a handmaiden to a Japanese heiress, but secretly involved in a plot to defraud her.

Using the Victorian crime novel as a loose inspiration, The Handmaiden is another visually sumptuous and absorbingly peculiar outing from director Park Chan-wook.

We will also be screening the Theatrical Cut of the film. Find out more here


BBFC Advice: This film contains strong sex & sex references

Director(s): Park Chan-wook   Country of Origin: Korea, Republic of Language(s):In Korean (subtitles in English) 
Year: 2016   Running Time: 2hr 47 mins  
BBFC Advice: 18 No children may watch this film.  

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