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Im Sang-soo

The Housemaid (2010) (하녀)

107' - 2010 - Romance, Thriller - Dialogue: Korean, English
Director: Im Sang-soo Composer: Kim Hong-jip With: Lee Jung-jae, Jeon Do-yeon, Youn Yuh-jung
An aesthetically delightful remake of Im Sang-soo's 1960 classic about a maid who violently shakes up a posh family. Seductive cinema of the addictive kind.
A man's affair with his family's housemaid leads to dark consequences.
"The film abounds with references to the original's famous cinematic tropes, but without the same impact as social and psychological signifiers. Instead, Im expresses danger and discord through an alternative mise en scene with ravishing colour contrasts and palatial interiors whose harmony is deliberately disrupted by murals of severe lines or cubic shapes." - The Hollywood Reporter

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Im Sang-soo


Kim Hong-jip


Lee Jung-jae, Jeon Do-yeon, Youn Yuh-jung


Im Sang-soo, Kim Ki-young

Director of Photography

Lee Hyung-deok


Lee Eun-soo


Jason Chae

Production studios


More information


Korean, English

Countries of production

South Korea

Screenplay based on

film "The Housemaid" (Kim Ki-young)




Im Sang-soo
Girls' Night Out (1998), Tears (2000), A Good Lawyer's Wife (2003), The President's Last Bang (2005), The Old Garden (2006), The Housemaid (2010), The Taste of Money (2012), Intimate Enemies (2015), Heaven: To the Land of Happiness (2021)

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