After a teenage girl is found raped and murdered on the snow-covered plains of the Native American reservation of Wind River, Wyoming, out-of-town FBI agent Jane Banner (Olsen) is sent to find the killer. She enlists the help of local hunter/tracker Cory Lambert (Renner), who is battling with a traumatic past of his own.
Today, cinema worshippers, horror aficionados, and cannibals everywhere were united in sadness at the news of the passing of legendary director Jonathan Demme, aged 73. Here, I pay tribute to perhaps his finest work.
Given a 1930’s Korean make-over from its loose source material Victorian Britain setting, The Handmaiden follows young orphaned pickpocket Sookee (Tae-ri) who is enlisted by a con-artist posing as a Count (Jung-woo) to help him bring down wealthy Japanese heiress Hideko (Min-hee). As romance begins to blossom however, who’s really conning whom?