If you remember the visceral thrill of Park Chan-Wook's blisteringly intense horror-thriller Oldboy, you'll be excited for his next movie. Quite apart from the director's beautiful, violent handiwork, there's another unique pull for The Handmaiden: it's now the most successful Korean film of all time.
Park Chan-Wook's The Handmaiden just leapfrogged Bong Joon-Ho's Snowpiercer to the top spot, as THR reported:
''Even before its Cannes premiere, the film had already pre-sold to about 120 countries at the American Film Market, in Berlin's European Film Market and Hong Kong's Filmart. Amazon Studios has U.S. rights and will bow the movie, via a still unnamed theatrical partner, stateside in September.''
OK, enough hype. Check out the trailer.
Pretty amazing, right? Expect spanked butts and fierce cinematography...