• Prepare yourself for The Housemaid. Available in our new collector’s set Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Project, Kim Ki-young’s twisted little tale, about a bourgeois family whose lives are thrown into dangerous disarray by the arrival of a live-in domestic, throws viewers for a loop with its feverish intensity and over-the-top plot turns. To learn more about this wild ride of a movie, we turned to someone who knows a thing or two about South Korean cinema: Bong Joon-ho, the director of cult hits The Host and Mother. In this excerpt from our interview, available in the release, Bong explains how Kim’s film is a ripped-from-the-headlines horror movie with a lot to say about class in sixties South Korea.

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  • By Moviefan777
    December 17, 2013
    06:48 PM

    Yes! Yes! Yes! I love this movie so much. Why? For three reasons: 1. It introduced me to the splendors of South Korean cinema, 2. It seriously made me think about social class and consequences regarding moral issues, and 3. It scared the ever loving crap out of me. Seriously, the housemaid in this film kept me away from tap water from weeks because unlike some other female baddies, she could literally exist in real life and she could ruin her employers' lives just because she wanted to. :(
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  • By Greg
    December 17, 2013
    10:46 PM

    MORE Kim Ki-young PLEASE!
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