Ha Jung-woo

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...
Overcooked Korean crime saga could've been a classic.
CANBERRA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL:The first half of director Hong-jin Na’s heart-in-the-mouth Korean thriller, his second feature after The Chaser, plays like a classic slice of crime cinema that has 'cult hit’ stamped all over. A bravura...