erotic movies Many have been made throughout the history of cinema, but there are very few that are really good. One of the best is ‘La doncella’, the penultimate feature film directed by Park Chan-wook that right now you can stream for free for a very limited time. You have it available on RTVE Play until this Wednesday, October 19 at 12:20 a.m.
Why is it essential?
‘The Maiden’ is an adaptation of the novel by sarah waters that takes us to South Korea during the 30s of the last century. There we will follow the story of a young woman who is hired as a maid for a woman who lives under the yoke of her husband in a mansion. The point is that this young woman hides a secret that will complicate everything even more.
Visually impeccable -especially during the first episode of which it consists, which is where Chan-wook is even more inspired in terms of staging work-, ‘The Maiden’ is a film that manages to surprise on many occasions by viewer through the many twists that his script includes. Of course, she does it without becoming their slave and making brilliant use of the importance of the point of view and the details that surround everything that happens on screen.
Curiously, the biggest weakness of ‘The Maiden’ is in a part of its erotic component, becoming somewhat grotesque at times that affect a specific character. It is not something that the film is loaded, but it is jarring, especially since the treatment of sex is much more successful in other situations, even when it is more explicit than usual.
The great work of its cast, especially of Kim Tae Ri Y Kim Min-heeis the icing on the cake of a film that perhaps takes a little longer than necessary – its duration far exceeds two hours – but the journey is so fascinating that one hardly even notices it.
if it escapes you ‘La doncella’ on RTVE Play, you also have it available in streaming through Movistar+. In addition, it was released on blu-ray in Spain by La Aventura, but, unfortunately, it is an edition that has been out of print for some time.