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The Handmaiden is a 2016 South Korean erotic psychological thriller film. In the 1930's Korea a new girl is hired as a handmaiden to a Japanese heiress, but secretly the maid is involved in a plot to defraud her Lady.

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What is the giant octopus in the torture chamber for?

In The Handmaiden (2016), Kouzuki is a sadistic pervert who controls Hideko's and her aunt's lives. His most powerful secret weapon is the basement, later revealed to be a torture chamber. Hideko is ...
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Were the sex scenes in “The Handmaiden” perceived as inauthentic, e.g. by lesbian reviewers?

The Handmaiden features several sex scenes between its two women protagonists, Hideko and Sook-Hee. These move the plot along, serve to characterise the two women and their relationship and fit into ...