Film of the Week: The Handmaiden

"One of the very best films of the year"

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The 300th Fast and Furious film arrives this week, but if you’re on the market for something a tad classier – or sober – do check out this, one of the very best films of the year. An elegantly constructed tale of con and counter-con in 1930s Korea, a young thief infiltrates a Japanese aristocrat’s household – but not everything, of course, is as it seems. Full of games of perspective and power, this is a thriller that at once thrills and is genuinely erotic. Oldboy director Park Chan-Wook brings just the right kind of pervy eye to make things sing, but this is far from exploitative – the hottest scene is one of a tooth being filed. Amid all the sex dolls, torture and octopuses, however, it’s the genuine, sweet love story at this film's core that stays with you. Times

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