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A key influence on Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite, Kim Ki-young’s classic explores the moral hazards of a South Korean society in transition from traditional to modern, and from working to middle class. A composer (Kim Jin-kyu) has done well enough teaching music to build his family a new two-story house, but his pregnant homemaker wife (Ju Jeung-nyeo) now needs more help. Enter the titular servant (Ko Seon-ae), a conniving temptress who sets out to wreck their home. A Korean Reefer Madness for adultery, elevated by Kim’s adroit direction.
1960 Kim Ki-young. 1.60:1 B&W DCP 109 min. In Korean with English subtitles.