"The pleasure of The Handmaiden lies not just in the way Chan-wook manages to continuously surprise the audience, but in the alternately funny, depraved, and emotionally rich ways he does it. It’s the kind of film that’s great as a puzzle box, and substantially greater as a sensory experience." - Dominick Suzanne-Mayer, Consequence of Sound
The film looks about as great as Kim Min-Hee's face, beautifully shot and put together, soundtrack on point, and could've easily end up on my favorites, but ended up feeling a bit too overworked and fetishy. Definitely needed some mystery and less tentacle porn and overall softcore clichés, even tho they're very welcome depending on what they bring.
Llegue a este film, gracias a un trailer que ví en mi aventura en el cine en Londres...... Asia no me deja de sorprender....Korea, otro fascinante mundo imperdible para los amantes de al cultura de este lado del planeta. Les dejo esta acertada definición de lo que es la película: It's a brilliantly dark ode to women's desire and autonomy: a subject that remains as pressing today as it was a century ago.