Thirst (Bakjwi)

  • 2009
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  • R
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A priest named Sang-Hyun (Song Kang-ho) becomes a vampire after testing an experimental vaccine designed to eradicate a deadly virus. Struggling with his faith, he becomes obsessed with his childhood... More

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Thirst (Bakjwi) 134 min

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Trailer Thirst
120 sec
Clip Thirst: I'm Not Catholic
64 sec
Clip Thirst: Shoes
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Thirst

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A priest becomes a vampire, another man's wife is coveted, a deadly seduction triggers murder. Thirst is the new film from director Park Chan-wook (Old Boy, Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance, Sympathy for Lady Vengeance). Already a boxoffice smash in Korea, Thirst was honored with the Prix du Jury [Jury Prize] at the 2009 Cannes International Film Festival. Continuing his explorations of human existence in extreme circumstances, the director spins a tale that he conceived and then developed over several years with co-screenwriter Chung Seo-kyung. Sang-hyun (played by top Korean star Song Kang-ho, of The Host) is a priest who cherishes life; so much so, that he selflessly volunteers for a secret vaccine development project meant to eradicate a deadly virus. But the virus takes the priest, and a blood transfusion is urgently ordered up for him. The blood he receives is infected, so Sang-hyun lives but now exists as a vampire. Struggling with his newfound carnal desire for blood, Sang-hyun's faith is further strained when a childhood friend's wife, Tae-ju (Kim Ok-vin), comes to him asking for his help in escaping her life. Sang-hyun soon plunges into a world of sensual pleasures, finding himself on intimate terms with the Seven Deadly Sins.
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