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The Housemaid

The Housemaid 18 rating

An enigmatic housemaid and her wealthy, totalitarian employer begin an affair that will have disastrous consequences for them both.

Thriller 2010 107 mins

Director: Im Sang-soo

Overview

Eun-yi is hired as a nanny in an opulent mansion owned by the wealthy and handsome businessman Hoon Goh. 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 plot against Eun-yi who must fight an equally devious battle to protect herself.

Nominated for the Palme d’Or in 2010, The Housemaid is a sexy and stylishly crafted psychological thriller that keeps you on the edge of your seat as it tells the tale of one woman’s influence that tears a rich family apart. One of the most expensive ever made in South Korea and suffused with a highly charged eroticism amidst a series of steamy sex scenes, The Housemaid is a supremely entertaining and compellingly constructed movie with a shocking denouement.