ASIAN FILM - Video
23:19 - 13th June 2012, by David West

The Housemaid Trailer

Im Sang-soo's sexy and stylishly crafted psychological thriller The Housemaid was released in South Korea in 2010 and competed for the pretigious Palme D'Or in Cannes.

Now the movie is coming to DVD here in the UK from Axion Films after a critically acclaimed run on the festival circuit and a limited theatrical release.

A remake and updating of a classic Korean drama of the same name from 1960, The Housemaid tells the tale of one woman's influence that tears a rich family apart.

Eun-yi (Jeon Do-youn) is hired as a nanny in an opulent mansion owned by the wealthy and handsome businessman Hoon Goh (Lee Jung-jae).

He wastes no time in seducing his alluring young employee who seemingly has little choice but to comply with his sexual advances.

Soon the vengeful women of the family, including a villainous matriarch and a heavily pregnant wife, plot against Eun-yi who must fight an equally devious battle to protect herself.

The Housemaid topped the South Korean box office and is one of the most expensive movies ever made in South Korea. Jeon Do-youn is one of the most exciting actresses in Korea thanks to her performances in No Blood No Tears, Secret Sunshine and The Housemaid.

Im Sang-soo's scathing attack on Korean morals comes to DVD on 25 June.

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