- Director: Derek Nguyen
- Year of Release: 2016
- Running Time: 105mins
- Certificate: 15
- Country of Origin: Vietnam
- Language: Vietnamese, English
- English Subtitles?: Yes
- Available Formats: DVD
First-time director Derek Nguyen makes a captivating debut with The Housemaid, a haunting gothic romance which blends bold eroticism with a pervasive sense of dread.
Linh is a docile and hardworking poor orphaned girl who comes to Sa Cat seeking a housemaid job. Sebastien Laurent is a French captain and owner of the Sa Cat rubber plantation. For years, the massive mansion is rumoured to have ghosts, particularly those of Camille – Sebastien’s late wife—and the mistreated plantation workers. Once Linh comes to Sa Cat, she begins to hear strange sounds, have frightening dreams, and witness bizarre occurrences. After some time, Linh and Captain Laurent become close to each other and develop a romance. However, their love soon awakens the vengeful souls of Sa Cat plantation.
With its sumptuous visuals and memorable scares, The Housemaid is a bold update of the gothic-horror genre.
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