New lesbian thriller famous Korean director Park Chan Wook broke several records. During the first week of hire in South Korea, “The Handmaiden” watched by 1.8 million viewers – more than any other film with an age restriction of 18+.
The previous record for South Korean films belonged to the category of 18+ picture “Insiders” (Nae-bu-ja-deul): 1 600 000 viewers for the first week of hire. Moreover, “The Handmaiden” broke the record of “Deadpool”, with its 1.7 million viewers.
The heroine of the actress Kim Tae-ri – a thief who hired her to a kind of servant has won the trust of wealthy Japanese family. The case takes an unexpected turn when a swindler falls in love with his mistress, played by Kim Min-hee.
It is reported that before the film’s release of 120 countries have acquired the rights to his show; Now that number has grown to 175. And this is another record, “The Maids”: it has become a Korean film, which will show in the largest number of countries. The previous record belonged to the film “Snowpiercer”.
“The Handmaiden” debuted at the Cannes Film Festival this year and received very favorable reviews. The publication The Hollywood Reporter wrote that this “erotic thriller spicy and delicious, full of unexpected love story.”