Unknown to Sook-Hee, Hideko and Fujiwara plan to elope to Russia and steal Sook-hee's identity, committing her to the asylum in Hideko's place, in order to escape Kouzuki. Hideko and Sook-Hee grow closer, and both begin to have doubts about their respective deceptions. The two experiment sexually with each other and fall in love. Sook-Hee stops a suicide attempt by Hideko, who reveals her and Fujiwara's plot to Sook-Hee.
The two women conspire to betray Fujiwara and escape together. When Kouzuki departs the household on business, Hideko and Sook-Hee escape to rendezvous with Fujiwara for the elopement, though not before Hideko shows Sook-Hee Kouzuki's collection, which Sook-Hee destroys in a rage. Fujiwara acquires Hideko's inheritance and Sook-Hee is committed to the asylum in Hideko's place. Hideko then turns the tables on Fujiwara, drugging him and leaving him to be found by Kouzuki's goons, while she rejoins the escaped Sook-Hee. Sook-hee enlists her con artist family to forge passports and leaves the country with Hideko. Kouzuki tortures Fujiwara in his cellar and presses him for sexual details about his niece, but Fujiwara tricks Kouzuki into lighting him a cigarette which fills the room with deadly mercury gas, killing them both.
Title : The Handmaiden (Sub Indo)
Genre : Drama, Romance, Adult
Directed : Park Chan-wook
Produced : Park Chan-wook, Syd Lim
Starring : Kim Min-hee, Ha Jung-woo, Cho Jin-woong, Kim Tae-ri
Music : Cho Young-wuk
Cinematography : Chung Chung-hoon
Production companies : Moho Film, Yong Film
Distributed : CJ Entertainment
Release dates : 14 May 2016 (Cannes), 1 June 2016 (South Korea)