The surface is classical, but the perversity bubbles up from beneath.
The Korean provocateur Park Chan-wook would be the last director I’d have figured would make a lush, romantic, crowd-pleasing melodrama like The Handmaiden, which he adapted from Fingersmith (2002), by the Welsh novelist Sarah Waters. Park is the...
Park Chan-wook's Korean interpretation of Sarah Waters' "Fingersmith" is clever, heady and sensually lavish to a fault.
Boasting more tangled plots and bodies than an octopus has tentacles, South Korean auteur Park Chan-wook’s The Handmaiden is a bodice-ripper about a pickpocket who poses as a maid to swindle a sequestered heiress. His first Korean-language...
Korean New Wave’s horror maestro.
Korean maestro's English debut lacks substance.
SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL: Korean director Park Chan-wook’s first English-language film, Stoker, which premiered at Sundance last week, makes notable display of his English-language influences. First there’s the title, which refers both to the tony...
The Korean film industry is currently booming, one of the few places in the world that local or indigenous films outperform Hollywood at the box office. Oldboy is part of this renaissance, it is the second in Korean director Chan-wook Park's...

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