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Hanyo

Im Sang-soo Korea Selatan, 2010

HKFanatic's rating of the film The Housemaid

Marketed as an erotic thriller here in America, "The Housemaid" isn't quite so erotic but it is gorgeously photographed and uniformly well-acted. This film gives a depiction of capitalism run amok that is more chilling than any Western movie I can recall seeing. Unfortunately, the ending makes a misstep into Grand Guignol territory - followed by a headscratching Lynch-ian coda - robbing the film of some of its power.