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1 hr. 46 min.

Plot Summary
Eun-yi (Do-yeon Jeon), a poor Korean woman, takes a job as a domestic servant in the lavish home of Hoon Goh (Jung-Jae Lee), a handsome businessman whose wife Hae-ra (Seo Woo) is pregnant. Under the tutelage of her new boss, longtime employee and familial confidant Byung-sik (Yeo-Jong Yun), Eun-yi quickly learns the ways of the house -- and that Hoon's word is law. But when Eun-yi allows Hoon to seduce her, the benefits of her new position become dwarfed by the consequences of her actions.

Cast: Do-yeon Jeon , Jung-Jae Lee , Yeo-Jong Yun , Seo Woo , Yeo-jeong Yoon ,

Director: Sang-soo Im

Genres: Thriller

Distributor: IFC Films

The Housemaid (2011)

Release Date: January 21st, 2011|1 hr. 46 min.

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  • 50
    Amy Biancolli San Francisco Chronicle

    In creating his modern homage to the classic film, Im has twisted all the heated melodrama into a satiric - and in the end, surrealist - attack on the terrors of the polished upper class. show more

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    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    While the film grows increasingly preposterous in its final act, the enigmatic performances of Youn and Jeon carry the day. show more

  • 60
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Korean director Im Sang-soo can't improve on Kim Ki-young's 1960 original, a jarring and operatic cult favorite. Still, he does tweak the themes in intriguing fashion. show more

  • February 19, 2012 tranlinh
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    We love this movie. Great story, great acting. We did not expect that kind of ending.

  • February 06, 2011 Margaret Opine
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    THE TRAILER IS BETTER THAN THE MOVIE--you can SKIP IT if you want good theater and storytelling but see it if you want too much graphic sex and psychopathic stuff. B-movie stuff, close to soap-opera script: Insulting to the intelligence; however, a new movie-goer may be impressed with the explicit even shocking sex....even if you are experienced person. The best character in the movie was Mrs. Choi. She had alll the "true grit"; superb performance; we could have definitely seen more of her...especially if she had adopted the other maid has her daughter and played the game rich mother's advice over poor mother's advice. Something like that. --MO

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Poster Debut for IFC's Sexy Korean Import 'The Housemaid'

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Peter Hall on Jan 4th, 2011 2:40PM

There just aren't very many movies like 'The Housemaid' made these days, and the ones that do see the light of day rarely come out of America. Not only is Sang-soo Im's (director of the great but...

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