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

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(9-Great Film)

Wild. Deceptive. Unforgettable.

A con artist employs a common thief to help him swindle a Japanese heiress, Lady Izumi Hideko, out of her inheritance, and so the thief becomes a handmaiden, seemingly devoted to her lady, while subtly pushing her towards the con artist, who’s pretending to be a count. The plan is straightforward enough, but strangely, Izumi seems more interested in her handmaiden than the handsome Count. Shamelessly bizarre psycho-sexual drama that also doubles as a clever crime film with multiple twists and betrayals. Beautiful imagery contrasts so starkly with the content that it almost acts as an added layer of dark humor.

-Walter Tyrone Howard-


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