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The Housemaid

Director: Im Sang-soo

Writers: Im Sang-so, based on the film by Kim Ki-Young

CastJeon Do-yeon, Lee Jung-jae, Youn Yuh-jung, Woo Seo, Park Ji-young

Duration: 1h 47min

Language: Korean, English

Country: South Korea

Cert: 18

Year: 2010

A sexy and stylishly crafted psychological thriller that keeps you on the edge of your seat, THE HOUSEMAID (Cannes Palme d’Or nominee 2010) tells the tale of one woman’s influence that tears a rich family apart.


Eun-yi (Jeon Do-youn) is hired as a nanny in an opulent mansion owned by the wealthy and handsome businessman Hoon Goh (Lee Jung-jae). He wastes no time in seducing his alluring young employee who seemingly has little choice but to comply with his sexual advances. Soon the vengeful women of the family, including a villainous matriarch and a heavily pregnant wife, plot against Eun-yi who must fight an equally devious battle to protect herself.


Suffused with a highly charged eroticism, THE HOUSEMAID is supremely entertaining and compellingly constructed. The outlandish, shocking denouement brings to a close an unforgettably enjoyable ride.

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In Competition
Cannes Film Festival 2010
Toronto International Film Festival 2010
“Extraordinary… further evidence that South Korea is producing many of the best films in the world"
Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun Times
“a big, brassy suspense thriller" 
Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
“shocking… tinged with suspense and heavy with eroticism, both implicit and literal… at once restrained and outrageous"
New York Times
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