From director Park Chan-wook

The Handmaiden

Sarah Water’s Booker Prize shortlisted novel ‘Fingersmith’, about a lesbian love affair in Victorian England, has been transported to 1930s Korea by the visionary director Park Chan-wook for his latest movie, The Handmaiden.

Sumptuous, atmospheric and intricately plotted, this is an intoxicating and erotic thriller about female sexuality and artful betrayal that simmers with genuine sexual tension.

‘Two thumbs up’ – if that, under the circumstances, is not too inappropriate.

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