Hanyo (The Housemaid)1960
Hanyo (The Housemaid) (1960)
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Critic Reviews for Hanyo (The Housemaid)
exposes class anxieties in Korea, while also transforming those very anxieties into a self-ironising entertainment.
... a wildly melodramatic story of middle class ambition set almost entirely in a two-story home that becomes something of a prison as the web of desire and anxiety and loathing and social standing closes in on them.
The strange film has reached cult classic status, as it lays out a nightmarish scenario over its soap opera story.
Audience Reviews for Hanyo (The Housemaid)
A stunning thriller! From the credits sequence on, Hanyo (The Housemaid) weaves a crazy web of lies and treachery. Not unlike the web the children are weaving during those credits. Humor is perfectly injected into the movie and makes this a must see! A fantastic ending as well! Watch for Korea to remake one of their classics in 2010!
Hanyo is a thriller crafted with the greatest expertise. You know where it's going, but you can't help but stared, open mouthed, at the journey it takes. Mr. Kim is the unluckiest lucky man in the world. He has women throwing themselves at him non-stop. Unfortunately, they are all a tad bonkers and also pretty dangerous. Leading the pack is his Housemaid, a little temptress with a good eye on how to eliminate a rat. The imagery is all very metaphorical, but hits such high levels of obviousness that it is also comically charming. It's rather tense, and also upsettingly painful to watch. In true thriller fashion, it builds to an over-the-top climax, but before you dismiss this as wild fantasy, you have to wait for one of the greatest cinematic punchlines of all time.
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