The Handmaiden Trailer: It’s the Korean Gothic-Lesbian Revenge Thriller We Deserve


At Cannes earlier this year, we reported in great detail how The Handmaiden proved to be one the festival's most captivating films. Now you can see the madness for yourself with the first official trailer. Directed by Park Chan-Wook, the film centers around two women in the 1930s a secluded and wealthy Japanese heiress, and her newly hired, young Korean handmaiden — as the latter attempts to defraud the former out of her large inheritance with the help of a con man. However, things take an unexpected and sinister turn when the two ladies begin to fall in love. Inspired by Sarah Waters's novel Fingersmith, the film will be released in U.S. theaters on October 19. Get excited.