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The Handmaiden (2016)

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This post has the most up-to-date information on The Handmaiden as we continuously monitor the news. Below you will find everything you need to know, including cast, release date, rating, runtime, movie budget and, box office results.

The Handmaiden is an thriller movie directed by Chan-wook Park and starring Kim Min-hee, Kim Tae-ri, Ha Jung-woo and Cho Jin-woong and Kim Hae-sook. The movie was written by Sarah Waters (inspired by the novel “Fingersmith” by), Seo-kyeong Jeong (screenplay). The film has a $9 million budget with a 168-minute running time. The Handmaiden currently has a 8.1 IMDb rating, based on 67750 and 84 Metascore on Metacritic. The movie is rated N/A.

release date for The Handmaiden

The Handmaiden release date

When does The Handmaiden come out in theaters?

The official theatrical release date for The Handmaiden (2016)is October 22, 2016.

When will The Handmaiden be released on DVD, Blu-ray and Digital?

The Handmaiden DVD/Blu-ray release date is PENDING. The estimated DVD release date is January 2017. The movie has been out for around since its theatrical release. DVD and Blu-ray releases typically come out 12-16 weeks after the theatrical premiere.

Digital HD from Amazon Video and iTunes will be available 1-2 weeks before the Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K releases – sometime in January 2017. Dates do change so check back often as the release approaches. We will update this page with more details as they become available.

Check out Amazon for pre-order details and digital, DVD and Blu-ray deals.

The Handmaiden budget

How much did The Handmaiden cost to make?

$8,575,000 budget

The movie cost $9 million to make.

The Handmaiden movie poster

The Handmaiden rating

N/A Rated

The Handmaiden is rated N/A. The age rating is not available for this movie yet. As a general parental guide, parents should assume the material may be inappropriate for children under 13.

The Handmaiden reviews

8.1 IMDb 84 Metascore

The movie currently has a 8.1 of out 10 IMDb rating and 84 Metascore on Metacritic. We will continue to add and update review scores.

The Handmaiden trailer

The Handmaiden plot summary

What is The Handmaiden about?

1930s Korea, in the period of Japanese occupation, a new girl (Sookee) is hired as a handmaiden to a Japanese heiress (Hideko) who lives a secluded life on a large countryside estate with her domineering Uncle (Kouzuki). But the maid has a secret. She is a pickpocket recruited by a swindler posing as a Japanese Count to help him seduce the Lady to elope with him, rob her of her fortune, and lock her up in a madhouse. The plan seems to proceed according to plan until Sookee and Hideko discover some unexpected emotions.

Synopsis from IMDb A woman is hired as a handmaiden to a Japanese heiress, but secretly she is involved in a plot to defraud her.

The running times are based on US timings only and all times are rounded off to the nearest minute. Other countries may have different running lengths. Theatrical releases running times differ due to the counting of frames from the first frame to the last frame of any credits.

The Handmaiden cast

Who is in The Handmaiden?

Kim Min-hee in The Handmaiden Kim Min-hee as Lady Hideko
Kim Tae-ri in The Handmaiden Kim Tae-ri as Sookee
Ha Jung-woo in The Handmaiden Ha Jung-woo as Count Fujiwara
Cho Jin-woong in The Handmaiden Cho Jin-woong as Uncle Kouzuki
Kim Hae-sook in The Handmaiden Kim Hae-sook as Ms. Sasaki

The Handmaiden box Office

How much did The Handmaiden make?

$1,983,204 worldwide

The film has made over $2 million worldwide at the box office. This does not include the DVD, Blu-ray and digital sales.

The Handmaiden details

Theatrical Release Date: October 22, 2016
DVD & Blu-ray Release Date: PENDING
Film Budget: $9 million
Box Office: $2 million
Length: 168 minutes
Genre: Thriller, Drama, Romance
Language: Korean

The Handmaiden facts

How long is The Handmaiden?

The movie is 168 minutes long (2 hours and 48 minutes).

What year did The Handmaiden come out?

The movie is out on October 22, 2016. The movie has been out for .

Who is the lead actor in the movie?

Kim Min-hee plays as Lady Hideko.

Who is the director of The Handmaiden?

Chan-wook Park directed the movie.

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Harper Wolfei
Harper Wolfei
Harper Wolfei, a writer and avid entertainment fan, has been actively involved in the film industry for the past 4 years. His particular interest lies in sci-fi and action movies.


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