In the age of streaming movies and TV, there are thousands and thousands of titles available to view, depending on your choice of platforms, with more being added each week. But despite all that variety, sometimes it’s still difficult to find something to watch. Either you’ve already seen everything, or nothing quite piques your interest, or both.
If that sounds familiar, here’s a recommendation for a 2016 film that won the 2018 BAFTA for Best Film Not in the English Language, becoming the first South Korean film to do so (via Soompi). Based on the 2002 novel “Fingersmith” by Welsh author Sarah Waters, and directed by South Korean auteur Park Chan-wook (“Oldboy,” “Stoker,” “The Little Drummer Girl“), “The Handmaiden” is classified as an “historical erotic thriller” set during the Japanese occupation of Korea in the 1930s.
Here’s a rundown of “The Handmaiden,” the internationally-acclaimed film now streaming on Amazon Prime.