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The Housemaid (2010)
"Hanyo" (original title)

 -  Drama | Thriller  -  26 January 2011 (USA)
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A man's affair with his family's housemaid leads to a dark consequences.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Eun-yi Li
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Hoon Goh
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Byung-sik
Woo Seo ...
Hae-ra
Ji-Young Park ...
Hae-ra's Mother
Seo-Hyeon Ahn ...
Nami
Jeong-min Hwang ...
Eun-yi's Friend (as Jung-min Hwang)
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Doctor
Jin-ah Kim ...
Doctor
Tae-back Chae ...
Herbal Medicine Shop Doctor
Shin-hwan Jeon ...
Chief Secretary
Sang-min Noh ...
Driver
Soon-kyu Jang ...
Security
Yong-jae Cho ...
Security 2
Hyun-kyung Lim ...
Yoga Instructor
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Storyline

Eun-yi is a playful young woman, a good match for a job as nanny to a precocious child, Nami, the daughter of a wealthy couple, Hae-ra and Hoon. Hae-ra will soon have twins as well. The majordomo, Mrs. Cho, is the household's cold stone center. Before long, Hoon seduces Eun-yi, and when Mrs. Cho tells Hae-ra's mother about the affair, Eun-yi is up against women with wealth, power, and no conscience. Can Eun-yi maintain her dignity and perhaps even put the family in their place? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$16,670 (USA) (21 January 2011)

Gross:

$148,501 (USA) (25 March 2011)
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Beethoven Piano Sonata 26
Les Adieux" The 1st Movement"
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18 July 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This was my first Do-yeon Jeon film and I wasn't sure what to expect but I was blown away by the intensity of the films bleak undertones. Do-yeon plays the part marvelously and there are other impressive performances from Seo-Hyeon Ahn and Yeo-Jong Yun.

I sat riveted throughout while it twisted and turned down its sometimes too obvious narrative path.

The rather theatrical ending was a bit of a surprise but didn't spoil the films impact too much.

I have yet see the other Do-yeon Jeon films but based on this performance I can't wait.


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