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The Handmaiden (also know as Ah-ga-ssi) full movie is released on Jun 01, 2016. Watch The Handmaiden online - the Korean Drama movie from South Korea , which has achieved a worldwide gross of $37,854,655. The Handmaiden is directed by Park Chan-wook and created by Sarah Waters with Kim Tae-ri and Yong-nyeo Lee. The Handmaiden is available online on BFI Player and Apple TV.

1930s Korea, in the period of Japanese occupation, a new girl (Sookee) is hired as a handmaiden to a Japanese heiress (Hideko) who lives a secluded life on a large countryside estate with her domineering Uncle (Kouzuki). But the maid has a secret. She is a pickpocket recruited by a swindler posing as a Japanese Count to help him seduce the Lady to elope with him, rob her of her fortune, and lock her up in a madhouse. The plan seems to proceed according to plan until Sookee and Hideko discover some unexpected emotions.

As know as:

Ah-ga-ssi, Người Hầu Gái, Kaniz (Nadime), Służąca, Alkhademah

Release Date:

Oct 21, 2016

Release Date (Streaming):

Jan 24, 2017


South Korea


Korean, Japanese

Stream Service:

Amazon Studios, Magnolia Pictures

Production Companies:

CJ Entertainment, Moho Film, Yong Film

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Gross worldwide:



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Li Sian Goh
Bitch Media
The drama combines the sumptuous art direction and black humor of Park's past work with a warmth and compassion that feeds the soul.
by rottentomatoes, Feb 11, 2021
Alexandra Heller-Nicholas
The Blue Lenses
Once again Park finds himself immersed in a world of woman-driven intrigue, and like Stoker before it The Handmaiden is concerned with the power dynamics between women in what are contextually configured as sexually transgressive scenarios.
by rottentomatoes, Aug 25, 2018
K. Austin Collins
The Ringer
The Handmaiden is exemplary proof of Park's mastery, a high point from a director known for his purposeful aesthetic care, even in matters of overwrought sexual melodrama.
by rottentomatoes, Aug 10, 2017

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