Director: Chan-Wook Park
"Loosely based on Sarah Waters' neo-Victorian novel Fingersmith, Park Chan-Wook returns with his stunning visual style. Showing clever movement from the Victorian era to Korea under Japanese colonial rule, The Handmaiden tells the tale of a con-man trying to swindle a young woman out of her inheritance. As with much of Chan-Wook's work, the story isn't quite so simple and quickly becomes a macabre tale of deception and debauchery. Divided into three parts, it's quite a lengthy watch, but you are guaranteed to be awarded for your endurance. Absolutely breathtaking."