I rated The Handmaiden (2016) 8/10 #IMDb


I think Its erotica had a small Manchester audience a little squirmy at times but its acting, direction, and storytelling made it well worth watching.

I only found out afterwards that this is an adaptation of ‘finger smith’.

With a plot that makes the most twisty-turny Hollywood movie look like linear perfection, this slick Korean-Japanese movie tells a good story with exquisite and uncomfortable brilliance.

Strange erotic book readings. Difficult relationships. Plots and counter plots. Reckless behaviour. And lust and love.

With what the BBFC call ‘strong sex’, together with what I’d call ‘squirmy violence’ in the midst of a good story well-told this is a movie you need to see.

Author: prettygreenparrot

I go to the movies now and again. I take a few photos here and there and play with them a bit in Adobe Lightroom.

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