Tag Archives: Park Chan-Wook

Cannes Review – The Handmaiden

In 1930s Korea Sookee (Kim Tae-ri) is sent to work in the house of a wealthy Japanese man, as handmaiden to the woman he intends to marry – Hideko (Kim Min-hee), his dead wife’s niece. All is not as it seems however, as Sookee is actually working on a scam with a con-man pretending to be a Count (Ha Jung-Woo), who intends to marry HER, have her committed and take all of her money. What Sookee and the Count don’t know, however, is that Hideko has a plan of her own. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Oldboy

Joe (Josh Brolin) is imprisoned in a room for twenty years, for reasons he does not know. As his incarceration continues, he vows to seek revenge on those who have held him, and redeem his relationship with his daughter. When he is unexpectedly released, however, Joe is given mere days to find out why he was held captive. Continue reading

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JDIFF 2013 Review – Stoker

After the death of her father, India’s (Mia Wasikowska) mysterious uncle Charlie (Matthew Goode) comes to live with the family. Both India and her mother are dealing with their grief in different ways, and although it is clear that Charlie is more than he seems, each woman responds to him in different ways. Continue reading

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