A torrent of sexual obsession, revenge, and betrayal is unleashed under one roof in this venomous melodrama from South Korean master Kim Ki-young. The Housemaid depicts an illicit affair between a married music teacher and the new maid which threatens to tear the family apart.
This film is not currently playing on MUBI but 30 other great films are. See what's now showing
I got surprised by this movie, considering it was made in 1960 it probably can match most if not any other movie of this genre made at that time. Summary: very well acted, directed and shot. I personally enjoyed the ending...
this is the sort of soap opera I can get behind. your allegiance and sympathies are constantly shifting. everyone is behaving in a maddening fashion driven by lust, desperation, greed and emotion. the tracking shots and blocking were all perfectly employed. the piano playing shifts were emotional, reminiscent of Tanizaki, Ophuls and Polanski in different ways.