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

Not Rated  |   |  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 ...
Tae-back Chae ...
Herbal Medicine Shop Doctor
Sin-hwan Jeon ...
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Sang-min Noh ...
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Soon-kyu Jang ...
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Yong-jae Cho ...
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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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This movie is a remake of 1960 Kim Ki-Young's The Housemaid See more »

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Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 17 in D-
The Tempest", Op. 31, No. 2, 'Allegretto' (3rd Movement)"
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Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven
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Wonderful homage to Kim Ki-young's 1960 classic
18 October 2010 | by (Tellus) – See all my reviews

For once a remake that's not a blueprint of a classic movie with its integrity taken from it to cash away on its acclaim. This I watched the following day from watching the 1960 one, a bit sceptical I must admit. That turned out to be unwarranted as this adaptation is more inspired by than copying the original.

What we get here is a uncharming view of the nouveau riche and the naive housemaid picking up what is thrown to her. The direction is amazing, location is stunning, sultry sex-scenes abound, clever plot and a breathtaking ending is some of the things this movie will reward you with. All main actors/actresses fit their role perfectly.


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