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The Handmaiden | کنیز

PersianDrama, Horror, Mystery 116 min 1974

Loosely based on the novel Rebecca this is the story of Omid who takes Shirin a girl who is working in a cabaret and marries her. Then he takes her to his villa in north. But he has a divorced wife Forugh who has left him 8 months ago after her divorce. Her shadow is still heavily present in the house. The servants too act just like she is still present in the house. Gholam Divaneh and Amir also live in the villa who both were in love with Forough. But the truce is that she is dead. This reveals when some fisher mans capture her corpse from the sea.

Kamran Ghadakchian
Ahmad Najibzadeh
Daphne Du Maurier
Jamshid Alvandi
Kamran Ghadakchian
Hossein Vaseghi
Production Company
Oscar Film

Cast & Crew
Jalal Pishvaian, Maloosak, Mohammad Taghi Kahnamouei, Saeed Rad, Shoorangiz Tabatabaei, Zackaria Hashemi