True or False: The storyline in the film is originally adopted from an English novel;
The film was a loose adaptation of Sarah Waters Fingersmith, published in 2002.
What novel has the story in the film The Handmaiden been adopted from
The novel is set in Victorian England. The movie is set during the 1930s while Korea was under Japanese colonial rule, making the theme of patriarchal norms of sexuality richer and multi-layered.
Who authored the original novel?
The film is inherently a feminist work
The movie's writer, Sarah Waters, experiences inspired her to write the feminist work.
True or False: The film's writer is a lesbian
Sarah Waters' experiences as a lesbian in a relatively conservative society inspired her writing. She wanted to express the beauty of lesbian relationships and their challenges, which are dominant in the film.
Who was the conman after Hideko's inheritance?
What was the source of the noble lady, Hideko's sadness?
Her uncle physically and psychologically tortured Hideko throughout her childhood. This was particularly intense for her after her aunt committed suicide, leaving her as the sole center of attention for her eccentric uncle.
What room was the handmaid Sook-Hee not allowed to enter in the house?
The study was used by Uncle Kouzuki for his eccentric behaviors and was the room he used to torture Hideko. He made the room out of bounds for the handmaiden to keep his activities hidden.
How many people applied to be cast as Sook-Hee
How many film awards has the film been nominated for?
The film has repeatedly been nominated for awards worldwide and has continued to win in some categories.