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1930s Korea, in the period of Japanese occupation, a girl (Sookee) is hired as a handmaiden to a Japanese heiress (Hideko) who lives a secluded life on an estate with her domineering Uncle (Kouzuki). But the maid has a secret. She and a swindler who poses as a Japanese Count are scheming to get the Lady engaged, rob her fortune, and lock her up in a madhouse. All proceeds according to plan until Sookee starts to truly understand Hideko. (imdb)

Genres: Romance, Drama, Suspense/Thriller, Mystery

AKA: Agassi, Ah-ga-ssi, Mademoiselle

Country: South Korea

Directed By: Chan-wook Park

Written By: Sarah Waters, Seo-Kyung Chung

Starring: So-ri Moon, Jung-woo Ha, Jin-woong Jo, Hae-sook Kim, Min-hee Kim, Tae-ri Kim

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75 64%
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87 93%
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75 65%
Mar 20 apsays
57 38%
Mar 19 mkrusell
77 69%
Mar 19 bentien
57 46%
A big disappointment. Beautiful to look at (as expected), but even though the story makes twists and turns along the way, it never really gets that interesting.
Mar 19 sn4kes
90 96%
Mar 18 arcaalpan
87 87%
Mar 16 kolpax
81 76%
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80 80%
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60 9%
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75 81%
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80 78%
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89 84%
Feb 27 Omar96amri
95 96%
Feb 26 PruthviG
40 10%
Feb 25 kito1 kito1
60 46%
It started extremely strong - to a point where I actually got excited -, but then it got convoluted in its own plot. One twist too many.
Feb 25 abesempire
90 75%
Feb 23 mismatched02
78 81%
Feb 23 cairosmith
65 56%
Immaculately shot, staged, and lit, with a pulpy, potboiler heart. Too risqué for the mainstream, and too banal to be avant garde. Best enjoyed by one who can revel in the art design without staring too deeply into its tormented, inconsistent cast of characters.
Feb 23 halilky
80 9%
Feb 22 xmoffx xmoffx
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Feb 22 cenk_k cenk k.
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Feb 22 shalev shalev
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Beautiful, engaging, and suspenseful.
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Feb 19 ehk2 ehk2
10 14%
With the beginning of 2nd half, I realised that I really don't care with all this aristocratic, decadent fantasy of "perversity" & eccentricities. Least related with such stories. They don't appeal to me. Also realised that I don't like this kind of twists which take up hours to cook and then make you feel numb & deceived. Willingfully ready to be guided in reason & emotions in any movie but not to be tricked by the arrogant cunning of an ever omniscient narrator. Sex & twists are overrated!
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80 70%
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88 83%
Feb 14 axlertan axlertan
82 83%
Feb 14 ajmurad ajmurad
60 37%
Would've been much better without the hour spent explaining what had happened in the middle. The performances are great and make this a decent enough film.
Feb 13 kennkoon kennkoon
83 87%
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9 91%
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75 77%
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79 92%
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98 88%
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82 89%
Jan 30 mostafarso
40 58%
Jan 29 deaddilly deaddilly
65 46%
Excellent visual storytelling through Parts 1 & 2 from Park. I wasn't too fond of either of the female leads though (I thought the uncle and the count absolutely stole the show). Its been well documented by others on here but I thought the 3rd act was completely gratuitous and campy, felt like the film devolved into a Korean soap-opera.
Jan 28 thefriedone
100 94%
Jan 28 snowjohn54
80 66%
Jan 28 CMWL
1 0%
Jan 27 jhmee8
100 97%
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92 94%
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75 39%
Jan 14 gosemef gosemef
78 67%
Jan 13 mjbreuer
90 93%
Jan 13 BigEvil Nathan S
4 77%
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Jan 13 ikosse
90 60%
Jan 12 affetmez48
79 68%
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95 71%
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45 86%
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60 6%
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100 0%
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58 76%
Jan 02 susie_mauve susie-mauve
65 17%
Great looking korean soap opera.
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80 87%
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76 84%
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87 91%
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85 71%
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87 85%
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75 63%
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95 70%
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8 84%
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40 87%
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85 94%
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8 80%
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93 89%
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95 76%
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80 84%
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76 80%
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90 83%
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90 66%
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93 92%
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7 63%
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70 33%
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85 82%
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75 58%
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89 68%
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90 90%
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84 96%
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50 17%
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90 82%
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90 82%
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50 26%
Dec 19, 2017 KenMeisters KenMeisters
80 92%
This thick layered erotic thriller/romance/drama/thingamabob not just looks and is acted amazing, it also cleverly subverts your expectations about typical female roles in romance plots. Sexy and slightly disturbing, Park Chan-Wook delivers another excellent movie.
Dec 18, 2017 bennick218
78 59%
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87 90%
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70 39%
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4 7%
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90 96%
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90 75%
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38 14%
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80 83%
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85 83%
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8 76%
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65 43%
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80 34%
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89 95%
Dec 10, 2017 hisblob hisblob
81 72%
it's very good but the variations in tone are weird and maybe it would be better if Park dialed up the seriousness and resisted the urge to occasionally go for some gags
Dec 09, 2017 prowler prowler
35 31%
would've been way more clever if they stopped after the first hour, but think of all the girl-on-girl action we would have missed! (i was p disappointed to see some people here praising some feminist angle... just think of the masochistic joy the Uncle would feel watching this movie. it actually made me feel like a dirty uncle too a few times, hmm)
Dec 06, 2017 pnk
80 46%
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