1930s Korea, in the period of Japanese occupation, a young woman is hired as a handmaiden to a Japanese heiress who lives a secluded life on a large countryside estate with her domineering uncle. But, the maid has a secret: she is a pickpocket recruited by a swindler posing as a Japanese count to help him seduce the heiress to elope with him, rob her of her fortune, and lock her up in a madhouse. The plan seems to proceed according to plan until the women discover some unexpected emotions.

  1. Park Chan-wook

    Director, Writer

  2. Sarah Waters


  3. Chung Seo-kyung


Top Billed Cast

  1. Kim Min-hee

    Kim Min-hee

    Lady Hideko

  2. Kim Tae-ri

    Kim Tae-ri


  3. Ha Jung-woo

    Ha Jung-woo

    Count Fujiwara

  4. Cho Jin-woong

    Cho Jin-woong

    Uncle Kouzuki

  5. Kim Hae-sook

    Kim Hae-sook

    Ms. Sasaki

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The Handmaiden
The Handmaiden


Original Title 아가씨

Status Released

Release Information

  • September 22, 2016


  • October 21, 2016
    Theatrical (limited)


    No rating information.

Original Language Korean

Runtime 2h 25m

Budget $8,575,000.00

Revenue $37,692,886.00



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