IFC has just released a new US trailer for Im Sang-Soo’s Korean thriller, The Housemaid, a remake of a 60’s era classic. The erotically charged thriller garnered a lot of praise on the festival circuit in 2010, and our very own Emmet Duff awarded it a very positive review.
A favourite at this year’s Cannes, Toronto and Fantastic film festivals, The Housemaid is a stylish, sexy thriller about an innocent young woman caught in the twisted web of a rich family’s games.
Eun-yi (Cannes Best Actress winner Jeon Do-youn of Secret Sunshine) is hired as a nanny in a lavish mansion by businessman Hoon (Lee Jung-jae) and his very pregnant wife, Hae-ra (Seo Woo). When Eun-yi is seduced by the father of the house, she becomes the unwitting victim in a serious of traps laid by the women of the house – Hae-ra, her villainous mother (Park Ji-young), and their seemingly loyal but increasingly bitter housekeeper (Yun Yeo-jong). Intensely erotic and fiendishly entertaining, The Housemaid builds to an unforgettable climax as Eun-yi must outwit them and escape their schemes to protect her sanity – and her life – from the vicious family.