South Korea, 2010, 106 Minute Running Time
MUST END March 10 at the new Denver FilmCenter/Colfax
This deliriously stylish, searingly erotic thriller tells what happens to an innocent young girl who takes a position with a rich and powerful family, in a household that resembles a pit of vipers. Eun-yi, played winningly by Cannes Festival award-winning actress Jeon Do-yeon (Secret Sunshine), is hired as housemaid and nanny to one of the richest families in Seoul. She gets off to a good start by befriending the precociously solemn but sweet five-year-old daughter. The wife is heavily pregnant with twins and indulged in any whim, determined to remain queen of the household. The stern elder housekeeper knows all the family secrets and how to manipulate them. The handsome arrogant husband likes to drink expensive wine and play sonatas on the piano—but he also likes plenty of sex and soon finds it in the bed of the young housemaid. The affair does not remain secret long, and events escalate out of control to a shocking finale of jealousy, anger and revenge.
DIRECTOR: Im Sang-soo
Principal Cast: Jeon Do-yeon, Lee Jung-jae, Ahn Seo-hyeon, Seo Woo, Youn Yuh-jung