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The Housemaid

The situation continues to fester, the balance of power shifts back and forth among some wonderfully defined characters.

— J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader

The graphic sex scenes radiate an uncommon heat, and Im can pull off a hugely effective shock when he wants to.

— Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald

'The Housemaid' scores on so many levels it's hard to know where to begin.

— Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune

The movie kowtows to the old truism that the rich are different - but it does it with a sardonic smile.

— Joe Williams, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Presented by IFC Films | South Korea | Jan 21st, 2011 | 106 MINS | NR

A favorite at this year’s Cannes, Toronto and Fantastic Fest film festivals, THE HOUSEMAID is a stylish, sexy thriller about an innocent young woman caught in the twisted web of a rich family’s games.

Eun-yi (Cannes Best Actress winner Jeon Do-youn of SECRET SUNSHINE) is hired as a nanny in an lavish mansion by businessman Hoon (Lee Jung-jae) and his very pregnant wife, Hae-ra (Seo Woo). When Eun-yi is seduced by the father of the house, she becomes the unwitting victim in a series of traps laid by the women of the house—Hae-ra, her villainous mother (Park Ji-young), and their seemingly loyal but increasingly bitter housekeeper (Yun Yeo-jong). Intensely erotic and fiendishly entertaining, THE HOUSEMAID builds to an unforgettable climax as Eun-yi must outwit them and escape their schemes to protect her sanity—and her life—from the vicious family.

Director

  • IM Sang-Soo

Producer

  • Jason Chae

Executive Producers

  • Choi Pyung Ho
  • Seo Bum-seok

Writer

  • Im Sang-soo