The housemaid

The housemaid

DVD - 2011 | Korean
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Eun-yi's presence attracts the amorous attentions of Hoon, the master of the house, and he begins an affair with her. Igniting the jealousy of an older maid who knows many family secrets, Eun-yi quickly finds herself in the center of a familial power struggle.


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Oct 08, 2018

This is the first Korean made foreign film I have viewed. It was surprisingly good in many ways. Definitely an adult film, with a rather weird pseudo-ending.

Apr 27, 2016


Oct 14, 2015

The ending part was somewhat absurd, making the film a kind of black comedy, which disappointed me very much and actually made me laugh hard out of ridicule.

Jun 11, 2014

Whoa! This is some hard-hitting noir-East stuff, no punches pulled. Other comments advising of adult-content and disturbing scenes weren't understating things, too. Definitely one to check out after the kiddies have gone to bed or once you've gotten off the GO train. Very cool.

ReaderMaria Feb 21, 2014

Interesting and well done. Warning for those watching with young children. It has X Rated scenes and what might be scary to children scenes (smiles)

May 07, 2013

very good

Jan 15, 2012

beautifully filmed drama about a young nanny's brief unfortunate employment in a Korean household of a 0.1-percenter, consisted of an attractive and ultra rich husband, his very pregnant wife, an innocent daughter, a plotting mother-in-law and an older housekeeper/cook.

Nov 06, 2011

South Korea has been producing some really good creative movies recently. The Housemaid is in this vein, and is a beautiful, highly stylized drama/"sex thriller". Many of the scenes were captivating and told as much about the emotion and drama going on as the script and the acting, which were both very good. The key fault, however, is that the ending did not make sense. The previous scenes and story did not naturally lead to that choice of an ending. It felt like the director copped out and went with a more dramatic, and in fact way over-the-top, ending for the sake of selling the movie. Otherwise, this would have been a great movie that tells much about class, money, sex, and depth of human failings.

sjmitra Oct 04, 2011

Interesting story and execution. Deft exploration of class, wealth, gender and sexual politics. The surreal coda at the end is fun to interpret.


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