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The Housemaid
The Housemaid
7.6
/10
5,758 Ratings

THE HOUSEMAID

Hanyo | 하녀 | Hanyeo

Directed by Kim Ki-young
South Korea, 1960
Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller, Cult

Synopsis

Middle-aged composer Dong Sik has his hands full trying to provide for his pregnant wife and two kids. He hires a housemaid to help out around the house, but the strange and sultry young woman has other plans in mind as she sets out to seduce Dong Sik.

Synopsis

Middle-aged composer Dong Sik has his hands full trying to provide for his pregnant wife and two kids. He hires a housemaid to help out around the house, but the strange and sultry young woman has other plans in mind as she sets out to seduce Dong Sik.

Our take

Influencing the Oscar®-winning Parasite, it has been said that Kim Ki-young’s The Housemaid changed the course of South Korean cinema forever. An immense success when released in 1960, this striking masterpiece is a blend of sexual obsession and class struggle, horror and social critique.