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.
Both Japanese and Korean were spoken in the film by the predominately Korean cast. Before shooting, the Korean actors were all assigned Japanese teachers to study the script and learn to speak Japanese. After the screening at Cannes, actress Min-hee Kim was applauded by Japanese journalists for her proficiency in Japanese.
Women love to play with fate.
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)