New Trailer for THE HANDMAIDEN: Secrets and Lies
Three weeks before its world premiere at Cannes, and a week after the first teaser was posted, there's a new, longer trailer for Park Chan-wook's The Handmaiden. While there aren't english subtitles, there is more information to be gleaned as to the story, and more gorgeous imagery to behold.
Loosely based on the novel Fingersmith by Sarah Waters, and set in Japanese-occupies Korea of the early 20th century, The Handmaiden stars Kim Tai-ri as a pickpocket from the slums, who is enlisted by a conman (Ha Jung-woo of The Yellow Sea) in an elaborate scheme to rob a wealthy heiress (Kim Min-hee).
The film is set for release in South Korea in June, and will hopefully screen at festivals around the globe soon after. Amazon Studios have bought the US rights to the film, and fingers crossed they will give it a theatrical release there as well.