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January 20, 2011

THE HOUSEMAID

Colesmithey.comIm Sang-soo takes liberties with this adaptation of Kim Ki-young's well regarded 1960 cinematic thriller. Fortunately, the result is a thought-provoking social satire about the Korean class system. Jeon Do-youn plays a working class girl, Eun-yi, who leaves her job in a restaurant kitchen after witnessing the aftermath of a young woman's suicide.

The Housemaid (2010-South Korea) - AsianWiki

Eun-yi becomes an au pair for a wealthy family dominated by an egotistical patriarch, Hoon (LEE Jung-jae). Hoon's young wife Hae Ra is pregnant with twins, so Eun-yi is assigned to care for the couple's six-year-old daughter Nami. Hoon has a taste for expensive red wine, as well as for his au pair--forbidden fruit she is only too happy to share. But nothing gets past the mansion's head housemaid, Miss Cho.

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Miss Cho spills the beans about Eun-yi's pregnancy by Hoon to his mother-in-law. Hae Ra's mother then launches a series of attacks against Eun-yi, all the while offering to pay her to abort the baby and leave the family.

Do-yeon Jeon, Woo Seo naked – The Housemaid (2010)

An exercise in stylistic suspense and erotic domination, "The Housemaid" brings its scathing brand of satire to a simmer and keeps it there. You'll be weighing its characters' psychological values long after the final credits roll.

The Housemaid (2010)

Not Rated. 106 mins.

3 Stars

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