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 The Handmaiden

Thursday 14th December at 7:30pm
John Clare Theatre

1930s Korea, in the period of Japanese occupation, a new girl (Sookee) is hired as a handmaiden to a Japanese heiress (Hideko) who lives a secluded life on a large countryside estate with her domineering Uncle (Kouzuki). But the maid has a secret.

Chan-wook Pak

Min-Hee Kim, Jung-woo Ha, Jin-woong Jo

Rating:  18
Year:  2016
Country:  South Korea
Length:  144mins


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The Handmaiden    

Director: Chan-wook Pak    Certificate: 18    Showing:  Thursday 14th December at 7:30pm

1930s Korea, in the period of Japanese occupation, a new girl (Sookee) is hired as a handmaiden to a Japanese heiress (Hideko) who lives a secluded life on a large countryside estate with her domineering Uncle (Kouzuki). But the maid has a secret.    more...

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