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THE HANDMAIDEN

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THE HANDMAIDEN

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 144m 44s

Release date 14/04/2017

BBFCInsight strong sex, sex references

Genre(s) Crime, Drama, Mystery

Director(s) Park Chan-wook

Cast includes Min-hee Kim, Jung-woo Ha, Jin-woong Jo, Tae-ri Kim, Hae-suk Kim, So-ri Moon

Summary THE HANDMAIDEN is a Korean erotic mystery crime drama in which a young woman raised as a thief is infiltrated into the household of a rich young Japanese heiress with a view to defrauding her.

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 04/04/2017

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

THE HANDMAIDEN is a Korean erotic mystery crime drama in which a young woman raised as a thief is infiltrated into the household of a rich young Japanese heiress with a view to defrauding her.

Sex

Strong sex scenes include a man thrusting into a woman, and female characters engaging in oral sex, digital penetration, 'scissoring' and the use of sex toys. There are also brief scenes of BDSM activity in which male and female characters sustain, after being whipped, weal-like injuries to their buttocks. In other scenes a female character tells erotic stories that include strong sex references.

Other issues include: infrequent very strong language ('c**t'); strong language, ('f**k'); a scene of torture during which a man has several fingers lopped off; scenes of hanging; nudity.

Details

Title
THE HANDMAIDEN
Also known as
AH-GA-SSIAHGASSI
Year
2017
Distributor(s)
Artificial Eye Film Co. Ltd
Classified date(s)
31/01/2017
Main language
Japanese, Korean
Submitted run time
144m 44s
Approved footage
13026+0
BBFC reference
AFF346652
Registration number
CFJ41404
Remarks
Subtitled

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