The only thing count Fujiwara, a poor Korean peasant, wants in his life is to become rich. After spending some time in thoughts, he decides that the best way to achieve his goal is to marry a young beautiful noble woman and get ride of her by sending her to the mental ward. To make lady Hideko, a Japanese heiress of great fortune, fall in love with him, he hires a pickpocket girl named Nam Suk Hui, who has to work as lady Hideko's maiden. But things get messed up when this girl grows sympathy to the noble lady.
Park Chan Uk is back with one of his best movie so far (in my opinion). This one is a psycho-erotic thriller, set in a Monet painting scenery, but with a gothic ambiance.
The four main actors are really astonishing at their work, and there is something to say about Kim Tae Ri, who is jumping into acting quite marvelously I might say.
As for all the Park's movie, the music doesn't disappoint. And the story is also full of surprises and twists.
If you've read the book, you'll also know that Park took a lot of liberties with the story, though it is for the best since the book in itself isn't the best there is. The changes are nicely done to put together a somewhat better version of the story, especially for the ending.