Our story concerns a young woman named Eun-yi, who accepts a job as a nanny for very wealthy family. The wife Hae-ra is pregnant with twins, her husband Hoon is a well-mannered businessman and their young daughter is a quiet, polite little girl. The household’s other employee is Mrs. Cho, an aging woman who has worked with the family for many years.
Shortly after Eun-yi begins her new job, the husband seduces her. Eun-yi does not seem particularly enthralled by the husband, but she never resists his advances in any way. One night, Eun-yi and Hoon are spotted by Mrs. Cho, who gossips about what she has seen to Hae-ra’s mother. This sets off a chain reaction of events that become wilder and more diabolical as the film proceeds. —DVDverdict.com
Im Sang-soo (born April 27, 1962) is an award-winning South Korean film director and screenwriter. Im was born in Seoul. He studied sociology at Seoul’s Yonsei University before making a move to The Korean Academy of Film Arts in 1989. He began working in film that same year, landing his first job as Park Jeong-won’s assistant director on Kuro Arrirang (was coincidentally also the first film of Choi Min-sik, who also acted in Shiri and Oldboy).
Following graduation from the Academy of Film Arts, Im worked as an assistant director under Kim Young-bin on Kim’s War (1994). In 1995 Im wrote the screenplay for The Eternal Empire, and also the screenplay A Noteworthy Film, which won him the Creation Prix at the Korean Motion Picture Promotion Scenario Competition.
In 1998 Im landed his first directorial gig. Girls’ Night Out, a drama about three women in Korea, caused a controversy upon release due to the frank and sexually driven dialogue and has received mixed, almost polarized… read more
Followups to The Housemaid and City of Life and Death.
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Premier film que je découvre de ce cinéaste qu’est Im Sang-soo. Sorti il y a trois ans et présenté à l’époque à Cannes, The Housemaid est le remake du film, La servante, datant de 1960. Le moins que… read review