Not Rated | | Drama, Romance, Thriller
A woman is hired as a handmaiden to a Japanese heiress, but secretly she is involved in a plot to defraud her.
The film title in Korean (Ah-ga-ssi) means ''The Lady'' referring to Lady Hideko, while the English/International title is The Handmaiden referring to Sook-hee.
You have a week of freedom. But you must remember the thing in the cellar.
Mercury is a slow (typically chronic not acute) poison that will kill victims over a period of days not within minutes. Metallic mercury in the tiny amounts presented would not be lethal at all in the circumstances shown.
During the credits, the moon on the wall in the background shifts from full to new.
Extended version runs approx. 21 minutes longer.
$92,129 (USA) (23 October 2016)
$2,005,473 (USA) (17 February 2017)