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The Servant (2010)

Bang-ja jeon (original title)
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A servant falls in love with a girl whom his master also desires. Although the girl loves the servant, she also longs to improve her station in life.

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A servant falls in love with a girl whom his master also desires. Although the girl loves the servant, she also longs to improve her station in life.

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Delightful festival of Korean-ness.
9 March 2012 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Last year I was incredibly fortunate to see this adorable movie when it premiered at The Korean Film Festival in Auckland. It was showing at The Academy, which is an informal art-house cinema in the basement of The Public Library. I was the only non-Asian person there too. For a "Frock Movie" fan like myself this was the most wonderful experience. The lush locations, hyper-color cinematography, the superb costumes and beautiful set dressing alone, make it a must-see. The surprising thing about the story, is that it is a comedy. I might not have realised this watching it with just English sub titles. The audience at the festival were laughing a lot. It appears it is a spoof of a traditional story which everyone knows. The script is very tongue in cheek and a bit anarchic. Think 'Blackadder" view of historical events as a comparison. I wish this genre of films were more easily viewed. I am back in Cornwall now and there is no way I would have seen it here.


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