Being a huge fan of Korean cinema, I kind of felt disappointed with this latest release by director Im Sang-soo. The Housemaid was an elegant and nicely shot Korean thriller/drama film, a remake based on the 1960 original which I haven't seen yet so I can't make a comparison. Jeon Do-Yeon plays a sweethearted and kind housemaid that grew up in a harsh environment and tries to make a living by becoming a housemaid for a rich and influential family. Her performance was amazing and Seo Woo did a decent job of playing the spoiled brat as well. And later gets tormented by the wife and the wife's mother of the house, in a very vicious manner. In fact the whole family is crazy except the daughter. This is a dark movie with a handful of sex scenes and graphic parts. There are few foreshadowing in this film, and some characters reactions seemed obvious but the ending was weak, because karma does not come into play, but then again it just shows the dark side of reality I guess. Director Sang-soo Im had the privilege of building a full house of his dreams to describe the environment the rich live in, which contrasts sharply with the few realistic shots in the modern city environment. The visuals he created, sets and colors are excellent and are part of the quality of the film. However the film loses points for weak character development and that bizarre and over the top ending. Still Housemaid was a pretty decent film and I'm sure that some Asian film fans will enjoy this for its great cinematography and top notch acting.