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Thirst

  Tags: blood, Chan-wook Park, CJ Entertainment, drama, Focus Features, FOREIGN FILMS, Kang-ho Song, korean, romance, south korea, thirst, thriller, Universal Pictures, VAMPIRES

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Follows a beloved and devoted priest from a small town volunteers for a medical experiment which fails and turns him into a vampire. Physical and psychological changes lead to his affair with a wife of his childhood friend who is repressed and tired of her mundane life. The one-time priest falls deeper in despair and depravity. As things turns for worse, he struggles to maintain what's left of his humanity.


RELEASE DATE
November 17, 2009 (DVD)
CURRENT STATUS
Now On DVD
LANGUAGE
Korean
PRODUCED BY
CJ Entertainment
Focus Features
Universal Pictures
Moho Films
MPAA RATING
R "graphic bloody violence, disturbing images, strong sexual content, nudity and language"
OFFICIAL SITES
Facebook
Official Site
(US)
Official Site (Korea)
Official Site (France)
DIRECTED BY
Chan-wook Park
WRITTEN BY
Chan-wook Park
Seo-Gyeong Jeong
STARRING
Song Kang Ho
Kim Ok Bin
Mercedes Cabra
Sin Ha-gyoon
Kim Hae-sook

PROJECT DETAILS
  • Focus Features will distribute in '09.
  • Universal Pictures and Focus Features are co-producing, making them the first US-based studios to back up a South Korean production before its local release.
  • Produced by CJ Entertainment -- the largest entertainment company in Korea.
  • Originally titled Evil Live, which is a direct reference to Chan-wook Park's vampire segment in Three...Extremes.
  • Fans may recognize actor Kang-ho Song from The Host and Memories of Murder.
  • Although the film will have horror elements, it's said that it will also contain bits of romance and drama.
  • This is a South Korean film from writer/director Chan-wook Park, who fans may remember as the creator of the "Vengeance Trilogy," which included the incredibly popular Oldboy.
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7/10 | Click here to read the official review from a UHM staff member.
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