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Park Chan-wook Talks About Next Pic ‘The Hand Maiden’

10 December 2015 1:02 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Marrakech — Park Chan-wook is one of Korea’s best known-helmers, for his “Vengeance” Trilogy and recent works such as sensual vampire pic “Thirst” and English-language “Stoker,” starring Nicole Kidman and Mia Wasikowska.

His next feature is inspired by Sarah Waters’ Victorian-era lesbian crime novel “Fingersmith,” previously adapted into the BBC TV series, “Tipping the Velvet.” The Korean title is “Agassi” and the English title “The Hand Maiden.” Pic involves a love story between a mistress and her hand-maiden, which Park is setting set in 1930s Korea, during the period of Japanese occupation.

Park explains that his screenplay has introduced several important innovations to the novel. The secret mystery linked to the birth of the two main female characters no longer features in the story and the role of the male character – who serves as an intermediary between the two women – assumes much greater importance. The helmer says that his story »

- Martin Dale

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