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
Around 1 hr 9 min, when Eun-yi is sitting on a bed, in the background is a large piece of art with English words faintly visible on it. The words are a quotation from Nathanael West's novel Miss Lonleyhearts, a work with many themes that mirror those in this movie such as depression, lonliness, drinking, adultery, and physical abuse. See more »
The body harness is visible during the hanging. See more »
Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 26 in E-flat major 'Les Adieux', Op. 81a, 'Adagio' (1st Movement)
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Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven See more »
After the first hour, it gets boring
You'd better watch the original movie, 'The Housemaid' directed by Ki-Young Kim in 1960, which is one of the first and finest Korean movie I've seen so far. Compared to the original version, The Housemaid (2010) is really deceiving.
The first hour is OK, but then it gets really boring, even though the acting isn't that bad. It's just a pity that such good actors' talent was wasted (see Do-Yeon Jeon in 'Sunshine (2007)' and Jung-Jae Lee in 'New World (2013)').
Not to mention the ending, which reminded me Brian De Palma's 'The Fury', deceiving too.
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