The Handmaiden

The Handmaiden ★★★★★

“A story is all about the journey.”

17 years ago I thought Park Chan-wook had made his masterpiece… I was wrong.

Part One: ”Ladies truly are the dolls of maids.”

In which I find myself thinking, wow, this movie's almost as good as everyone says.

Part Two: “Want to go somewhere nice?”

In which my tiny little mind is blown. You’d think by now I’d know that Park’s magic always contains something extraordinary and yet I was so enchanted by the PLEDGE that I totally forgot to expect the TURN.

Part Three: ”Spider thread pulled into strings…”

In which it all comes together in a satisfying PRESTIGE, and I find myself elated to have discovered such a great film. but infuriated that it took me so long to find it.

”You have a week of freedom.
But you must remember the thing in the cellar.”

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