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.
- IM Sang-Soo
- Jason Chae
- Choi Pyung Ho
- Seo Bum-seok
- Im Sang-soo
2011 Asian Film Awards
- Best Supporting Actress
- Favorite Actress
Toronto International Film Festival
2010 Cinemanila International Film Festival
2010 Oslo Films from the South Festival
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