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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 dark consequences.

Director:

Sang-soo Im

Writers:

Ki-young Kim (based on the film by), Sang-soo Im
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Do-yeon Jeon ... Eun-yi Li
Jung-jae Lee ... Hoon Goh
Yuh Jung Youn ... Byung-sik (as Yuh-jung Youn)
Woo Seo ... Hae-ra
Ji-Young Park Ji-Young Park ... Hae-ra's Mother
Seo-hyun Ahn ... Na-mi
Jung-min Hwang ... Eun-yi's Friend
So-Ri Moon ... Obstetrician
Jin-ah Kim Jin-ah Kim ... Doctor
Yi-yeong Shim Yi-yeong Shim ... Doctor (as Jin-ah Kim)
Tae-back Chae Tae-back Chae ... Herbal Medicine Shop Doctor
Sin-hwan Jeon Sin-hwan Jeon ... Chief Secretary
Sang-min Noh Sang-min Noh ... Driver
Soon-kyu Jang Soon-kyu Jang ... Security
Yong-jae Cho Yong-jae Cho ... Security 2
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Storyline

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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When opportunity knocks, answer at your own risk. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean | English

Release Date:

26 January 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Housemaid See more »

Filming Locations:

Seoul, South Korea See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,670, 23 January 2011, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$149,757
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

An early draft of the screenplay was written by Soo-Hyun Kim, but after director Sang-soo Im had edited the script so heavily that Kim considered it to be entirely Im's own work, she decided to leave the project and publicly expressed her dissatisfaction. See more »

Goofs

The body harness is visible during the hanging. See more »

Connections

Featured in Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #1.3 (2011) 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
This is the first piano piece Eun-yi hears Mr. Goh playing on the piano at the house
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Absorbing cinema
18 July 2011 | by siamsilverSee all my reviews

This was my first Do-yeon Jeon film and I wasn't sure what to expect but I was blown away by the intensity of the films bleak undertones. Do-yeon plays the part marvelously and there are other impressive performances from Seo-Hyeon Ahn and Yeo-Jong Yun.

I sat riveted throughout while it twisted and turned down its sometimes too obvious narrative path.

The rather theatrical ending was a bit of a surprise but didn't spoil the films impact too much.

I have yet see the other Do-yeon Jeon films but based on this performance I can't wait.


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