'Handmaiden' Wins Best Foreign Film Award in U.S.

  • By Lee Tae-hoon

    December 06, 2016 10:51

    Park Chan-wook's film "The Handmaiden" won an award given to the best foreign film by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association on Sunday.

    Based on British author Sarah Waters' novel "Fingersmith," Park's adaptation is set in Korea and Japan in the 1930s and its story revolves around an heiress who falls in love with a petty thief.

    The erotic thriller, starring Kim Min-hee, was invited to this year's Cannes International Film Festival in May ahead of the release here in June and attracted 4.28 million viewers.

    The film is also nominated for the Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Foreign Language Film which will be held in Los Angeles in January next year.

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