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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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Eun-yi Li (as Do-youn Jeon)
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Hoon Goh (as Jung-jae Lee)
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Byung-sik (as Yuh-jung Youn)
Woo Seo ...
Ji-Young Park ...
Hae-ra's Mother (as Ji-young Park)
Seo-Hyeon Ahn ...
Nami (as Seo-hyun Ahn)
Jeong-min Hwang ...
Eun-yi's Friend (as Jung-min Hwang)
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Jin-ah Kim ...
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Herbal Medicine Shop Doctor
Sin-hwan Jeon ...
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Hyun-kyung Lim ...
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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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$16,670 (USA) (21 January 2011)

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$148,501 (USA) (25 March 2011)
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Will stick with you for a few weeks
10 September 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This reminded me of Ki-duk Kim films and the visual style of Park Chan-wook films. It's basically a remake of the 1960's movie, that basically has to do with the downfall of a housemaid from working in some rich guy's house. Although the 2010 version differs from the original in many aspects, but that doesn't necessarily mean a bad thing because it has it's own style to hold it's own. Jeon Do-Yeon plays a sweethearted and kind housemaid that grew up in a harsh environment and tries to make a living by becoming a housemaid. Her performance was amazing and Seo Woo did a decent job of playing the spoiled brat as always. And later gets tormented by the wife and the wife's mother of the house, in a very vicious manner. In fact the whole family is crazy except the daughter. This is a dark movie with a handful of sex scenes and graphic parts. There are few foreshadowing in this, but the end irritated me, because karma does not come into play. But it just shows the dark side to reality.

7.9/10


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