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Oh Snap! The Handmaiden is so vogue

Director Park Chan-wook’s latest film Agasshi, also known as The Handmaiden, is well known by now for making the rounds at the 69th Cannes Film Festival, where it competed for the coveted Palme d’Or prize. Even though it didn’t win, this was one of those cases where the honor of being nominated is prize enough. Not to mention all the buzz that came to surround the film, which is still going strong.

Pictured here for a Vogue spread are the stars of The Handmaiden: Ha Jung-woo, Kim Min-hee, and Kim Tae-ri. The story itself was transposed from novelist Sarah Waters’ Victorian setting to 1930s Korea, and also featured fan favorite Jo Jin-woong. I can’t wait for the chance to see this film myself, but until then, at least we have pictures.

Via XSportsNews

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Did they drug Ha Jung-woo before the shoot? I'm not so sure he'd agree to the bird nest do.

Anyway, glad they made it to Cannes! Better luck next time <3.

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LOL, I was about to say the same thing. What happened to his hair?

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I'm pretty sure that the thought of being on the cover of Vogue was enough to get him to agree.

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He's the most sought after actor in the film industry. He doesn't need vogue.

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I'm waiting to watch this and The Wailing.

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Me too and also for "Train to Busan".

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Of the pics, I liked Kim Tae-ri's solo photo and the first shot of Kim Min-hee (with her co-star) the best. Ha Jung-woo's mound of hair is pretty mehh and the pics are not flattering to him. He looked much sexier in the Agasshi pics and trailer (which had some fantastic background music).

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Hope it's not too much to ask but could you please post a picture from the magazine of Song Joong Ki sitting in the front row?
Thanks.

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I cannot wait to see this movie. I will never look as good as Kim Min Hee if I am wearing the same thing with same hair.

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So much pretty

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loved the pictures but it's funny how Song Joong Ki's name is on the front cover. Korea's so milking DotS

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Yeah, they keep the homosexual storyline, and those who have watched said it was one of the most mind-blowing lesbian love-making scenes on screen ever. Can't wait to prove it myself

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Yes, it's based on Sarah Waters' Fingersmith. I'm not familiar with her work, but apparently Park Chan-wook was quite taken with the novel and thought it would be a wonderful story to portray, and adapted it to be set during the time of the Japanese occupation of Korea. I read an article in The Guardian saying that Park was hoping the film would help pave the way for homosexuality becoming accepted in mainstream Korean culture.

I think it's pretty amazing that a film featuring a lesbian love story (with sex scenes), and that's in Korean, has already been sold to 176 countries (approx. 90% of the world)-- it's already set the record for becoming the most widely distributed Korean film of all time. It opens in Korea tomorrow, and I'm anxious to hear about how it's received.

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Keeping the relationship storyline in tact was part of the deal between the author and director Park.
Based on some of the reviews from Cannes, the movie is more explicit than the novel.

It's not my kind of movie but I'm glad they didn't leave Cannes empty handed. Ryu Seong-hie (the art director) won the independent Vulcan Award.

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perhaps it's because I just watched "A Royal Affair," but wow Kim Tae-ri looks so much like Alicia Vikander

anyone else see it?

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I looooove Kim Min Hee. she has this vibe that makes her look pretty in anything.

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That picture in the pink dress, oversized jacket, and scraggly hair makes me think of the old horror movies that always had a ghost living in the attic (which is where she'd have gotten the mismatched tuto, Pilgrim's shoes, and too big jacket) sing-song chanting in a child's voice something ominous. "The worms go in..." *shivers*

(I know the reference is too old for most to get it, but that's how the pic makes me feel.)

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