Park Chan-wook fans will be delighted at this trailer for the upcoming release THE HANDMAIDEN. The film is premiering at Cannes on May 14 and will be released in France in October. Amazon, who acquired the rights to the film in the U.S., has yet to announce a release date.
In the meantime, the official trailer is sure to build your excitement. Filled with strange eroticism and some Hitchcock-ian peeping, the trailer thumps along with it’s soundtrack to show you some tantalizing images.
Basically, this new HANDMAIDEN trailer look fantastic. As big fans of Park’s career, we at Asian Crush cannot wait to see it on the big screen (*cough* some lucky ones at the office may have a chance next week at Cannes *cough*).
The movie is based on the book “Fingersmith” by Sarah Waters. The synopsis from IMDB is simple and leaves a lot of room for the visual sorcery of Park Chan-wook:
“A woman is hired as a handmaiden to a Japanese heiress, but secretly she is involved in a plot to defraud her.”
Check out the hypnotic trailer below: