Im Sang-soo’s “The Housemaid” has played in Cannes, Toronto and Fantastic Fest film festivals, and IFC Films will now be releasing it in limited release starting next week. The South Korean thriller will open on Friday January 21st in NYC before expanding nationwide the following week. It will also be available on demand beginning January 26 from Comcast, Cox, Cablevision, Time Warner, Bright House, Charter and Insight. English-subtitled trailer and images from the movie below.
Eun-yi (Cannes Best Actress winner Jeon Do-youn of SECRET SUNSHINE) is hired as a nanny in a lavish mansion by businessman Hoon (Lee Jung-jae) and his very pregnant wife, Hae-ra (Seo Woo). When Eun-yi is seduced by the father of the house, she becomes the unwitting victim in a serious of traps laid by the women of the house – Hae-ra, her villainous mother (Park Ji-young), and their seemingly loyal but increasingly bitter housekeeper (Yun Yeo-jong). Intensely erotic and fiendishly entertaining, THE HOUSEMAID builds to an unforgettable climax as Eun-yi must outwit them and escape their schemes to protect her sanity – and her life – from the vicious family.