Le film séduit par sa mise en scène magistrale associant l'élégance du style à la cruauté du regard porté sur le monde des tycoons coréens. Thriller et satire sociale, tragédie et farce funèbre se mêlent dans ce film-métaphore très bien conduit.
Pretty different. There is like Chabrol between the both films. And no more moral values. Otherwise it's a korean film... Well-acted, and very well directed. ( But Im Sang-Soo has a thing with bourgeois ! )
Marketed as an erotic thriller here in America, "The Housemaid" isn't quite so erotic but it is gorgeously photographed and uniformly well-acted. This film gives a depiction of capitalism run amok that is more chilling than any Western movie I can recall seeing. Unfortunately, the ending makes a misstep into Grand Guignol territory - followed by a headscratching Lynch-ian coda - robbing the film of some of its power.
Not completely without merit, but doesn't even come near the original. I feel like there were some similarities between the films, but the plot was barely recognizable from the 1960. I'm not sure if this is a good thing or a bad thing.
A stylish, sharply-crafted and darkly comic erotic melodrama with some superb design and cinematographer making for some striking imagery. The cast is also top-notch. It may not be as intense as the 1960 original, but it really is a very different film, and it knows exactly what it is and does it well.