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The Handmaiden: Director's Cut

Tuesday 12th December

7.30pm

Screen 2

Director: Park Chan-wook

Starring: Min-hee Kim, Jung-woo Ha

Rating: 18

Korea 2017, 167mins

From visionary Korean director Park Chan-wook comes the director's cut of The Handmaiden, a sumptuous and exhilarating period thriller inspired by Sarah Waters’ best-selling novel Fingersmith, featuring an additional 22 minutes of footage not included in the original cut.

Set during the Japanese occupation of Korea in the 1930s, a young handmaiden named Sookee (Kim Tae-ri) is hired by Hideko (Kim Min-hee), a reclusive heiress who lives in a sprawling mansion under the watchful eye of her domineering Uncle Kouzuki (Cho Jin-woong). But Sookee harbours a secret: she has been recruited by Fujiwara (Ha Jung-woo), a scheming con artist posing as a Japanese Count, to trick Hideko into entrusting him with her fortune. However, when Sookee and Hideko begin to develop unexpected emotions for each other, they start putting together a plan of their own.