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Ah-ga-ssi is a movie starring Min-hee Kim, Jung-woo Ha, and Jin-woong Cho. A woman is hired as a handmaiden to a Japanese heiress, but secretly she is involved in a plot to defraud her.

Other Titles
Η υπηρέτρια, Kammerpiken, A Criada, A szobalány, Slujnica, Služkinja, Alkhademah, お嬢さん, Tarnaitė, Sluškinja, Hizmetçi, Komorná, Слушкиња, Mademoiselle, The handmaiden, La doncella, Służąca, Ahgassi, Ojôsan, Kaniz (Nadime), The Handmaiden, Palvelijatar, Die Taschendiebin, 下女的誘惑
Running Time
2 hours 25 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Drama, Thriller, Romance
Director
Chan-wook Park
Writer
Seo-kyeong Jeong, Sarah Waters, Chan-wook Park
Actors
Jung-woo Ha, So-Ri Moon, Min-hee Kim, Jin-woong Cho
Country
South Korea
Year
2016
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

1930s Korea, in the period of Japanese occupation, a new girl (Sookee) is hired as a handmaiden to a Japanese heiress (Hideko) who lives a secluded life on a large countryside estate with her domineering Uncle (Kouzuki). But the maid has a secret. She is a pickpocket recruited by a swindler posing as a Japanese Count to help him seduce the Lady to elope with him, rob her of her fortune, and lock her up in a madhouse. The plan seems to proceed according to plan until Sookee and Hideko discover some unexpected emotions.

Comments about drama «Ah-ga-ssi» (22)

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Eugene H.

Quite a different movie to what you expect from the director. It's a really good movie if you like cinema and action films. Probably not for a younger audience but I loved it. It shows an honest and self aware and honest towards the film director and all around. I just thought it was so much enjoyable to see the contrast between the acting and the technical aspects of the movie and the actual movie. Not to mention the color and lighting in the movie, was very nice and I think I would have liked the movie even more if the movie was in a dark room or with a few candles and even the silence or silence where you can't hear the movie because there is only some sound, was nice. The director really shows how this movie is a critical focus of Chinese cinema. He really took the time to make this movie and even went so far as to say, this movie is really hard to make, it's a challenging and hard to make and I'm really proud of him and I'm glad he has been given the money to make this movie. Overall a great movie. 8/10

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Amanda

I don't really have anything to add to the two previous reviews, except to say that I love the cinematography in this film. It's beautiful. I was moved to tears several times. It is not a film for everyone, and even for those who love a drama, I recommend this one over any other because it feels so much more. There are a lot of tragedies in this film, many which seem to be removed from reality, and they are at times too sad for words. One thing I want to say is that I felt this film could have been a little longer, but the third act is almost a pity because it's just too short. I also feel the third act could have been a little bit more intense. If you want a film that touches you deeply, you should watch this film. I'd suggest that you take your partner to see it.

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Sharon G.

This movie is about a wonderful, intelligent, and beautiful love story that happens to be in conflict with a business that is blackmailing them into selling their wives for a lot of money. It's all about the painful choices that they have to make, the twists and turns they have to go through to make the most of what they have. The movie is incredibly moving, and I think that it will be one of the most remembered of the year. I recommend it to anyone who loves a story that is both realistic and intelligent. It's hard to be perfect and it's even harder to be perfect. I give it a rating of 8/10.

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Nicole T.

I don't know what the critics are talking about. This is the most different movie I've ever seen, I mean, very different, and the only thing that's the same is the story. I think this film shows how there are different ways of human behavior, but it's the thing to use it. If you want to see a different way of human behavior than the one I've seen, then this is for you. But I must say that I must say I liked this film because I saw it in a theater. When I saw the film, I didn't know it was a Singapore production. There was this guy with a camera and I think he was filming the crowd. So it's not like I was with him, I was just watching the crowd. And when I saw this film, I was really glad I was with the crowd. I can't say I liked it more than the crowd, but I think it's good, because I have seen a lot of films, and I think this is different from all of them. The scene where the mother's husband killed her, is something I saw very differently than all of them. It's very interesting, because I think there are people who think it's really disgusting and disgusting, and it's really not. It's something else, but it's something. And maybe it's something really bad for people. I don't know. I'm not sure what they say about it. But I can't tell that I really liked it. I can't say I really liked it. I think it's good, because I really liked it.

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Phillip Ward

My first reason to dislike this film is the total lack of imagination. Everything from the music, to the use of film stock, to the way that the characters interact, to the way the plot is developed are simply awful. The most interesting part of the film, and the reason I gave it a 8, is the first 20 minutes, where the pace is really fast and the story is actually very intriguing, but for the rest, the film just does not work. The whole thing feels like a monologue, but there is no real point, and the few interesting bits of the film are treated in an utterly random manner, so you feel like you're watching the opening of a shitty porno. If the film had been given a much shorter runtime, and I really had to analyze it to find out what the point was, I might have been willing to give it a higher rating. But the runtime is too long for what it is. You can see what the director is trying to do, but the overall effect is so terrible, that it can't be taken as a good film. It just can't come close to reaching the magic of the original. I could go on for hours about how bad this film is, but I would still end up here and now, so I won't bother.

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Julia

I don't know much about Malaysia, but I've read some of the reviews here and that's why I got a hold of this movie to watch. And I'm glad I did. This is a very compelling movie, very much like "the studio". They're both about the fates of a bunch of people who are met on a cruise ship by someone they didn't recognize. The movie deals with all the questions that comes with that, from how do you stay in touch with the people you meet when you're far away, to how do you really know people who are not your friends, and how do you stay in touch with them, especially after a sudden, unexpected death. The other interesting question is how do you move on with your life. They even talk about some of the people who did not make it. At the end of the movie I found myself wondering if I should have tried harder to stay connected with the people in my life or leave them to figure that out for themselves. I loved this movie, I really did. I wanted to read the novel, but I can't find it. I would recommend watching the movie.

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Austin W.

I don't know why the movie and the book aren't up for a 9 but I do know it's because people are confused. The book is different in so many ways. The movie is obviously not going to have the same story, but if you read the book you will understand the story the movie won't have. But I really like this movie. It's beautifully shot, a lot of dialogue. The actor who played Lee is amazing. He has really good English, not just English. He also has beautiful Japanese, like I always loved how they spoke. So many actors really brought the characters to life. They were so believable, you really got into the story. The movie also makes sense and the characters fit the story very well. I think the movie does a great job telling the story. The movie is very violent and the book is more realistic and that's what made the movie so great. I also have to say, the movie is really different. I loved that this movie wasn't violent and that's what made it great. If you liked the book you will also like this movie. If you're reading the book you'll love this movie and if you're not reading the book you will probably not like this movie at all. I think the characters and the story are great and I think people who don't like the movie should be reading the book. I definitely recommend this movie and I think this movie is one of the best films of the year so far.

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Doris Newman

In 1990, a single mother loses her children in a fire and she starts a drug operation. In the most recent years, it is no longer just a criminal investigation in this film. In this film, we see a case of a runaway, a mother-of-four, having children of her own. The result is a tragic one, without any sympathy. The film itself is quite interesting and worthwhile. However, at the end, I felt like the film was not complete. There were no words that I could say to show that it is a complete film. I mean, how could you write a film and say that I have to mention an idea for a 'twist' and, at the end, I have to say: "The final line was supposed to be: I'm sorry." Anyway, I guess the point of this film is that it can be a little bit too depressing.

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Ashley C.

Let's be honest: the character of Jee-woon is so complex, with so many layers that he doesn't really end up a good guy or a bad guy at the end. There is something very dark and mysterious about him, which makes him the perfect candidate to be a spy, but as the film unfolds, we find out that he's more than just a typical spy. The film unfolds in such a way that it's hard to really get into the characters, or to get your eyes on them. There is only one very short scene in which a character tells Jee-woon a secret, and it's so small that it's barely noticeable. But then, there is another scene with the exact same scene, which is so small that it barely registers. It's almost as if the director didn't want to give you the impression that it was some tiny secret, or maybe that the director didn't want to draw any attention to the fact that it's a small scene. The whole film is so understated, and so subtle that it's hard to understand what the director was trying to say. And yet, the film is very clever. It's not really clear who is who, or what the conspiracy is, but it's very clear that there are two characters, or maybe three, with more complicated agendas. There is a very disturbing and awkward scene in which Jee-woon is shown in front of his psychiatrist, telling her a story, telling her the bad things that he thinks she is doing to him. And she suddenly says to him "Please don't tell her that", and the same scene is repeated again and again and again. In the end, we see Jee-woon so detached from reality that he finds it hard to react to a seemingly mundane event. We see him try to interpret it, but the event is just too small. Even when the film is on a side note, he still can't control it, and even when he tries to control it, he finds himself breaking the law again and again. But he does not break it, and the film ends on a very appropriate note. It seems like the director really wanted to go deeper with the plot, but he couldn't. So he ended up going with the story, and only went deep enough to make the director happy. Jee-woon's character is fascinating. He is so confused. He is so unpredictable, and yet he is so unique. I've seen him playing a many different characters in the past, and this is the first time I've seen him play one, and it's so fascinating to see him change between different characters. He is so intelligent, and yet so mysterious. He is a spy. He's a womanizer. He is a liar. He is a war hero. He is a pro-football player. He is a gangster. He is a good-looking guy with a talent for music. He is a poet. He is a red-blooded boy with a secret. He is a reporter. He is a psychologist. He is a gambler

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Ashley K.

The film is supposed to be about "ordinary" people in Japanese society. But even they are unusual. Especially they are abnormal. No words to describe. The protagonist is a girl who works in a nail salon. She is so talented in performing the "paint-job" on a person that she becomes famous. The protagonist makes such a racket that the person to whom she does the job visits the salon to find out what is happening. Then the protagonist and her lover learn that the person whom she does the job on, is actually a real criminal. She becomes the object of hatred and jealousy by the very people she works for and becomes a criminal herself. Her crime is against the law. All the people she worked for do not know what to do with this situation. The film ends with the protagonist attempting to write a letter to her lover. One of the letters contains a key message: "Don't ever leave your job!"

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Lori Dean

This movie didn't bother me too much at first, just because I am so used to almost all of the weird and strange things that can be imagined in Korean cinema. However, after the first 45 minutes or so, I became curious and curious about what will happen next. After all, the movie is based on a story that will be adapted into a novel by Kim Seung-seok, and it is a very important one, and very hard to adapt to the screen. However, I do like it, because it was able to do something new and different, and it did it pretty well. I'm still wondering how it will end, though. It definitely surprised me, although I didn't expect it, since I didn't like it as much as I thought I would. I am glad that the movie is still going in the cinema scene, though.

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Brandon

This is a very complex film. There is very little dialog in the entire film, only two scenes where one of the characters is talking to the other. The film is completely silent throughout the film, except for the main character's "say" (the Chinese "青" sounds) and the songs played throughout the film. This is because the film is a visual experience. When the main character is talking, the music becomes louder, and the lines become more coherent. When the character is talking, the music becomes quieter, and the lines become more incoherent. The only other sequence where dialogue was used was the end of the film. The film is an experience in its own right. If you have not seen this film, you are missing out on a very interesting experience. There are also other excellent Chinese movies that are worth seeing, such as "Shi Ma Hui" and "Jian Po Zhi"

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Bobby

I think that this movie was amazing. I loved it and i got goosebumps every time i watched it. It was very well directed and it was beautifully shot. The cinematography was perfect, i couldn't stop looking at the camera. The actor's were good and the songs were great. I recommend this movie to people who like Chinese movies. I think that everyone should see this movie because it is great. If you haven't watched it yet, you should watch it, it is a must-see. It has a different and interesting story which will make you want to watch this movie more. You will get caught up in the storyline and just won't know what is going to happen next. Go and watch this movie!

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Brian Castro

I found myself drawn into this film almost immediately, but I still can't put my finger on what exactly made me enjoy it so much. Perhaps the romanticism, the beauty, the atmosphere, the music, the mystery, the graphic nature, the intelligent themes, the plot, the style of filmmaking - whatever! - everything! I don't know if it's the poetic, poetic quality of the film, or the cool, ironic, penetrating tone of the film, or the open-hearted, intimate, poetic nature of the main characters, or the cinema of acting, but it's all of the above and much more! I found the film to be very atmospheric, and I think I love it! I would recommend it to anyone who likes romantic, visual, film noir, mystery, drama, etc. I love the movie and I don't regret watching it. (However, I have a few questions: If it was made before 1980, what makes the film so wonderful? Is it a sophisticated, cool movie? Or is it just an entertaining, interesting, poetic film, which I would call amazing? Thank you for your time, and if you have any questions, or if you're reading this before watching the film, I'd love to hear from you. :) )

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Christopher Obrien

It's like a modern day Hollywood movie about a woman who's husband/murderer is on the loose and is driving the whole thing around. Well, there are only a few who believe it and she must take it as far as she can. She is suicidal, not because she's afraid of the man but because of the stress that keeps her up, but she doesn't know how to end it. What she does is draw a line in the sand so to speak, and looks to the sky. She wants him to take the reins and she goes through her powers and means of doing it. I recommend this movie for people who like spy thrillers or even people who want to know more about Asia's secrets. I liked the story very much, the acting was okay and there were some very good elements of the movie to look at. I'm not saying the movie is perfect or anything like that but if you like mystery, thrillers, drama, or any kind of movie, this is the one to watch. I think this is a movie that could have been a 9/10 but as it is, it's a 7/10. I think this movie would have been much better if there was more substance, more characters, less silly scenes and it would have been even better if there was more content. This is a film that is a pleasure to watch and I recommend it to anyone who enjoys mystery thrillers. I would say you should give this movie a try. 7/10

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Johnny Evans

I have not read the book, but I am sure it would have been more interesting than this movie. I would have preferred a more serious screenplay with more shades of grey, a more subtle style of writing, a more realistic characterization of the women, the characters themselves.The protagonist was a typical one-dimensional and kind of "straight" woman. As for the plot, the plot was too slow and disjointed and only really when the plot was interesting. The conclusion was too abrupt and incomprehensible. On the whole, the movie was very good, with an interesting story and good performances by all the actors. (Except for the "Red-Sky-Loud" woman.)I would recommend this movie to anyone who has not read the book, or is not a big fan of either the book or the movie.

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Stephen Scott

I really liked this film, I loved the story, I loved the characters, I loved the scenery and the cinematography. But the ending was a bit out of place. I think the plot was a bit too simple, and in general the film was a bit too predictable. I am not saying that this film is not a good film, on the contrary I think it is one of the best I have seen. But I do think that the ending was a bit out of place, and it took me out of the film.

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Olivia

I was thoroughly impressed by the brilliant portrayal of the relationship between the two main characters in this film. It seems that this is one of those films that the older ones are forgetting about. I have to admit that I have watched this film before but had forgotten how great it was. The actors are excellent in their respective roles and the relationship between the two men is depicted with delicacy, without any artificial overtones. The story is superbly written and shot with a view to always keeping the viewer on the edge of his/her seat. This film deserves recognition for its fine acting and story telling. Don't miss it.

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Janice McCoy

The movie, which I'll call "La Casa Del Amor" is an Asian fantasy. This fantasy is based on the big adventure of an Indian woman who wants to escape the present from her past and have a fresh start in Asia. This exotic life was best described by a famous poet of the 19th century, George Lipski. He wrote that a great adventure awaits her in Asia, where she is to meet the families and friends of the lost. La Casa Del Amor is a film of modern arts and literature. It is an attempt to combine classic stories, that are timeless, with an entertainment that is contemporary and present. It is an excellent film of film that takes you on a journey of pleasure and nostalgia. It is a movie with a story that makes you wonder, but also leave you wondering about the story. The images used to bring the story are a delight to the eyes, and are excellent. The movie is directed in a cool and cultured way. The colors and music are wonderful. The film is directed in a novel way. It is a great inspiration for film. The costumes and locations are exquisite. The performances are amazing. The lead actress gives an amazing performance, and she deserves a Best Actress Oscar for the role. You'll be impressed by all the wonderful performances. The cast is a perfect match for each other. It is also a good film that can be enjoyed by the whole family. If you like Asian and modern films, you should enjoy this movie.

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Tiffany O.

In China in the early 1990's, there was a powerful atmosphere of hope surrounding the country and especially around the film industry. It was all so exciting that even though the picture was a bit slow, it held my attention and made me want to know more about the film industry in China. I have always loved Chinese films and it was definitely a must-see for me. This film takes us on a journey into the film industry in China. In this film, we meet a guy named Sun Jian, who works for a "child pornography studio". There he is the director of a video studio that makes pornographic videos of children and it is very popular among the Chinese. His video studio is so popular because of the recent law that criminalizes child pornography. He decides to hire a really young porn star, who is very popular among the Chinese youth. Then Sun Jian meets a girl named Mia. Mia is like a little fox who likes to play and hang out with the audience. So she becomes Sun Jian's wife. Sun Jian is like a guru who helps the women stay in their place. They work for him to make money and he gives them a place to work. Mia falls in love with Sun Jian and they get married. But Mia's parents don't like Mia and want her to leave him. Mia finds a way to cheat Sun Jian and Sun Jian is angry. Sun Jian goes to Mia's parents and tells them that Mia left him and he is not going to get married again. The couple decide to hide Mia and make money for Sun Jian. Sun Jian then goes back to Mia's parents and tells them that Mia is on the run. He goes back to the porn studio where he is now married to Mia and Mia has left him. The couple agrees to stay together and Mia runs away. The husband tries to find Mia and she goes to a brothel. The man who runs the brothel knows Mia and Mia says that she wants to become a porn star and do some more videos. She also says that she wants to become a porn star and do some more videos. In the end, Mia runs away and tells her husband. This film is a very good film. It is a perfect love story that is extremely realistic. It is also a story that shows the harsh side of the Chinese film industry. I would recommend this film to everyone.

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Edward B.

I love Japanese movies, and this one is definitely a pretty good movie. There is more to it than meets the eye, and I am not sure what all this is about, but I loved it, and I think it is very unusual. I've seen it twice already, and I am definitely planning to see it again, or buy it, for some reason, but don't want to spoil it. It's a very unusual movie, and I don't know how else to explain it. It is very different from anything I've ever seen before, and the movie is so unusual, that I can't even describe it. The film is about a young girl, Mariko, who is kidnapped, and taken to a island in the middle of the ocean. There she is adopted by an elderly man, who introduces her to his granddaughter, Yukako. Soon Mariko comes to know that she is the granddaughter of an old Japanese prince, and so she is learning about the true meaning of the word "yamato". This is a very unusual movie, and I really enjoyed it. I would highly recommend it.

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Michelle W.

To me, the most important characteristic of Goodfellas is the fact that there are no logical explanations in the film. Not only the identity of the main character is questionable, but the second identity as well, and that's not because of the movie, but because of the fact that it takes place in the mob life of the New York area. The reasons why the two people died were not given, but that's a very strange thing to be the main character's mistake. The reason why someone committed a crime is also ambiguous, because the relationship between the main character and the woman was too complicated. The last and the most important point, is that this is the only movie where the character is shown in a different way than the actual person. This way he's the perfect person, while he wasn't. If you like gangster movies, and you're not a fan of thriller movies, go and watch this film. The story is so good, and the acting is so good, that you will get lost in the story and the world of the movie. After all, this is the most important feature of Goodfellas.