While undergoing treatment, Magda becomes close to two men who show her that love and life can still have a lot of meaning when all seems lost.
Elio is curious about Oliver, and the feeling seems to be mutual as the two men flirt and gaze and graze body parts in an attempt to feel out whether their attraction is shared.
Von Trier has stated that the film uses porn performers as body doubles for the actors, and that prosthetic vaginas were used in the sex scenes as well.
The Handmaiden follows Sook-Hee Tae-ri Kim , a young woman who is brought on as a maid to Lady Hideko Min-hee Kim , a Japanese heiress living with her uncle in a secluded country estate.
Sensual, romantic, emotional and passionate.
She pays a sadistic man to hit her -without a safe word- picks up a random immigrant off a basketball court across the street from her house, and systematically neglects her child in favor of engaging in sexual acts.