Thirst (2009, South Korea)

Starring: Song Kang-Ho, Kim Ok-Bin, Shin Ha-Kyun
Director: Park Chan-Wook
Genre: Horror, Romance
Language: Korean
My Rating: 5/5

“Sang-hyun is a Catholic priest who, in an act of moral desperation, volunteers for a dangerous medical experiment in Africa to combat a deadly disease. Contracting the virus, he is at the point of dying when a blood transfusion from an unknown source revives him. Returning to Korea, the symptoms of the disease linger, but he is able to stave them off by giving in to his new, insatiable desire to drink human blood. To his disgust, he realizes that he has become a vampire.

Meanwhile Tae-ju is locked in a loveless marriage to a sickly, infantile young man doted on by his obsessive mother . When the priest – a childhood friend of her husband – becomes a regular visitor to her home, Tae-ju’s previously suppressed desires and frustrations rush to the fore. Sang-hyun, locked in his own inner battle between conscience and worldly lust, submits to her advances.”

This entry was published on July 9, 2012 at 9:59 pm and is filed under 2009, 5/5 Excellent, Horror, Romance, South Korea. Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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