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Im Sang-soo

The Housemaid (2010) (하녀)

Classics Focus on Korean Cinema 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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Credits

Director

Im Sang-soo

Composer

Kim Hong-jip

With

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

Scenario

Im Sang-soo, Kim Ki-young

Director of Photography

Lee Hyung-deok

Editor

Lee Eun-soo

Producer

Jason Chae

Production studios

MIROVISION Inc.

More information

Dialogue

Korean, English

Countries of production

South Korea

Screenplay based on

film "The Housemaid" (Kim Ki-young)

Year

2010

Filmography

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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