The Servant (2010)

Genres - Historical Film, Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Romantic Drama  |   Run Time - 124 min.  |   Countries - Korea, South   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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The handsome servant of a powerful nobleman schemes to win the heart of the geisha they both covet, but soon finds that the object of his affections may have a scheme all her own. Bang-ja works for Mong-lyong, and they both lust after Chun-hyang, who plies her trade at the Cheongpunggak geisha house. When Bang-ja learns that his master longs to claim Chung-hyang for himself, he seeks the wisdom of a wise old relationship expert named Ma to learn that secrets of seduction. Later, using a combination of Mencius and Confucian Analects to charm Chun-hyang away from Mong-lyong, Chun-hyang becomes just another step in the cunning beauty's clandestine plan to transcend her current social status.

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geisha, matchmaker, seduction, servant, social-climber