"Old boy" director Park Chan-wook's new film is set in the 1930's South Korea and Japan. The story revolves around 4 people: a noble lady (Kim Min-Hee) who has inherited a fortune, a swindler count (Ha Jung-Woo) who is after the noble lady's fortune, a young female pickpocket (Kim Tae-Ri) hired by the swindler count and the noble lady’s uncle (Cho Jin-Woong) who is her guardian.
Park Chan-wook garnered widespread critical success with his 2003's "Oldboy", which will see a western remake via Spike Lee. "The Handmaiden" signals Park's return to South Korean after his 2013 English-language debut "Stoker. "The Handmaiden" premiered this past Saturday at Cannes Film Festival and will hit theatres later this year.