An article on the 'The Handmaiden' and the process of adaptation across cultural divides, from Sarah Water's 'Fingersmith'. The source novel takes place in Victorian England, but the film transplants to story to Korean in the 1930's. The film was directed and written for screen by Park Chan-wook the acclaimed director of The Vengeance Trilogy ('Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance' (2002), 'Oldboy' (2003), and 'Lady Vengeance' (2005). Published in The Guardian, 8 April 2017.
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