A torrent of sexual obsession, revenge, and betrayal is unleashed under one roof in this venomous melodrama from South Korean master Kim Ki-young. The Housemaid depicts an illicit affair between a married music teacher and the new maid which threatens to tear the family apart.
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excelente filme coreano con inteligentes soluciones visuales, abundan las imágenes brillantes dentro de una historia depresiva en la que todos son guiados por sus pulsiones más elementales (animales). ¡mi primera película vista en los autores! las posibilidades que permite explorar este modo de distribución fílmica se antojan infinitas...
This is considered the best film to ever come out of South Korea. I strongly disagree as the direction is poor, the acting (by all of the female leads, anyway) is over-dramatic, and the film's antagonist just seems to pop out of nowhere and we're supposed to give a sh*t.
Housemaid was terrifying i think in its invasion of bourgeois space. I kept thinking of Chabrol's La Ceremonie. (in the way they handle: the centrality of music in family life, sexuality, class, revenge, power, and also the kind of absurd tenor alongside the absolute seriousness of the situation) obviously though they are also quite different.
I really like the film, though I have to admit I was a bit surprised to see how much the story was changed in the remake, which was a beautifully shot film, though an 'act of god' by the director. Although the original wasn't very striking as for its visuals, I'm a lot more impressed by it. The simplicity reveals more the horror than the remake ever could.
This is a terrrible film, how anyone could give this film a good rating is beyond me.The film seemed very promising with some very nice camera work, but from the moment the housemaind enters the film it just spirals and crashes and burns.