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Films & Schedules - THE HOUSEMAID


Fri, Feb 18, 2011
at 8:15 PM (B1)
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Sat, Feb 19, 2011
at 8:45 PM (CM)
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Lust, cruelty, and revenge reign in this riveting erotic thriller about a naïve young housemaid whose arrival wreaks havoc on an ultra-rich Korean family. Eun-yi is the servant who passively ignites the desire and jealousy of those around her: the virile husband, the scorned pregnant wife, the scheming mother-in-law, and the bitter older housemaid, each played to creepy perfection. Transgressions give way to an escalating war of mental abuse, in which guilt and innocence quickly become irrelevant. Visually spectacular, the film’s pristine contemporary interiors and coldly beautiful cinematography stand in stark contrast to the fevered manipulations of its cast of characters. In a wicked finale, Sang-soo lets loose a surreal flourish, laying bare the simmering madness within all. (107 mins.)

Selected Filmography: Tears (00), A Good Man’s Wife (03), The President’s Last Bang (05), Old Garden (06).

Adult audiences.

In Korean and English.


Interests: Narrative Feature, Asian.

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