A crook-turned-servant falls for the heiress she had originally schemed to swindle in this audacious, visually sumptuous and highly erotic period piece from director/writer Park Chan-wook (LADY VENGEANCE, OLDBOY). Transplanting Sarah Waters' Victorian England-set bestseller "Fingersmith" to Korea in the 1930s, Park creates a magnificent romance using the novel's three-part structure to tell the story from three distinct perspectives: that of Japanese aristocrat Lady Hideko (Kim Min-hee, RIGHT NOW, WRONG THEN), Korean thief Sookee (Kim Tae-ri in her feature debut) and pseudonymous grifter Fujiwara (Ha Jung-woo, THE YELLOW SEA). (Note adapted from Toronto International Film Festival.) DIR/SCR/PROD Park Chan-wook; SCR Chung Seo-kyung, from the novel "Fingersmith" by Sarah Waters; PROD Lim Syd, Wonjo Jeong. South Korea, 2016, color, 145 min. In Korean and Japanese with English subtitles. NOT RATED
AFI Member passes accepted.