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The Handmaiden: Director's Cut

Dir: Park Chan-Wook, 2016, South Korea, 2hr 47mins, Cert:18

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Sun 2 April // 16:00

Tickets: £5 (full) / £4 (concession)

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Set during the Japanese occupation of Korea in the 1930s, a young handmaiden called Sookee is hired by Hideko, an eccentric Japanese heiress, who lives a strange secluded life on a large countryside estate under the watchful eye of her domineering Uncle Kouzuki. But Sookee has a secret: she leads a sordid double life as an expert pickpocket who has been covertly recruited by Fujiwara, a degenerate con artist posing as a Japanese Count. This charlatan plans to seduce the Lady Hideko, convince her to elope with him, rob her of her fortune and then lock her up in a madhouse. The con all seems to be proceeding according to plan, until Sookee and Hideko discover some unexpected emotions for each other, and must come up with a scheme of their own.

Inspired by Sarah Waters' best-selling novel 'Fingersmith', visionary director Park Chan-wook (Oldboy, Thirst, Stoker) comes a ravishing, epic and sensual rollercoaster ride which will leave you hungry for more.

This one-off preview of the Director's Cut of Park Chan-wook's critically lauded thriller contains 22 minutes of never-seen-before footage. With thanks to Curzon Artificial Eye

Even if a screening is sold out, tickets are often available 30 minutes before the start of the film at the box office

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