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‘The Housemaid’ (Kim Ki-young): An Overrated Film That Doesn’t Live Up to It’s Reputation

9 January 2015 1:38 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The Housemaid

Written by Kim Ki-young

Directed by Kim Ki-young

South Korea, 1960

In 2013, the Criterion Collection released a Blu-Ray/DVD box set called ‘Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Project’, featuring six films from other countries, either dating from the 1960s to the 1980s, which have been digitally restored by the efforts of Martin Scorsese and The Film Foundation. It should come as no surprise that Scorsese is a cineaste at heart and his love for foreign films, particularly those that have dropped in obscurity, shines thru these presentations. However, like with films that are re-discovered and/or re-evaluated, occasionally you’ll find some that live up to their reputation or not. For my money, the best film in the set is the 1964 Turkish melodrama Dry Summer (1964; Turkish title: Susuz Yaz), which I have already reviewed and sang praises for. The other films in the set include The Journey of the »

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