The Housemaid

  • Dir: Kim Ki-Young

  • South Korea, 1960, 111 minmins, DCP

  • Cast: Kim Jin-kyu, Joo Jeung-nyeo, Lee Eun-sim

The first film in Kim’s “Women Series”. Dong-sik is a seemingly upright family man, but when he falls prey to the charms of the household’s new maid, he drags his family into a living nightmare. Considered one of the best Korean films ever made, Kim Ki-young’s masterpiece doesn’t hide the fact that it’s a cautionary tale against adultery, made apparent by its fourth-wall breaking final shot. But Kim transcends simplistic moral arguments with a psychological thriller that probes into human desire and class warfare in ways never seen in Korean cinema before.

7/9/2019 (SAT) : Seminar with Bryan Chang and Kiki Fung


In-theatre Screening

  • 2019-09-07 (Sat)
    Buy Ticket2019-10-20 (Sun)


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