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Thirst (박쥐)

박쥐 (Bak-jwi)

Directed by Park Chan-wook (박찬욱)

Screenplay by ,

Drama Melodrama

133min | Release date in South Korea :

Synopsis
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 turn for worse, he struggles to maintain what’s left of his humanity.

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  • THN's Korean Cinema Style Week 12: Park Chan-wook - "Thirst"

    2013/02/15, Source,
    This year will see three of South Korea's most commercially successful and critically acclaimed directors present their English language debuts. Kim Jee-woon ("THE LAST STAND"), Park Chan-wook ("STOKER"), and Bong Joon-ho ("Snowpiercer") have already proved themselves in their homeland, and here at THN we are taking a look back over their past efforts. Here's our first look at the films of Park Chan-wook, join us each week over the course of the next few months as we explore The Land Of The Morning Calm. "Thirst" Director: Park Chan-wook Year:  2009 Cast: Song Kang-ho, Kim Ok-bin, Kim Hae-sook, Sin Ha-gyoon, Park In-hwan, Song Yeong-chang Plot: A catholic priest volunteers himself to be given a deadly virus in the name of research. However, during a blood transfusion he is given the blood of a vampire which soon makes him lust, covet, and commit the worst of sins. After breaking free from the realms of Vengeance with "I'm a Cyborg, But That's OK", Park Chan-wook decided he would once again descend into the darkness of humanity. He chose, as his main subject, vampires. Now then, vampires in our current climate are shrouded with disdain thanks to the likes of Hollywood cack such as TWILIGHT,...More
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    2012/12/10, Source,
    Directors Park Chan-wook and Kim Jee-woon who stepped into Hollywood are coming back with a domestic movie. According to movie sources, Park is coming back to Korea with the movie "Miss" which is about two young women and two young men. It is based on an original novel,...More
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    The movie "Deranged" has been officially invited to the 45th Sitges Film Festival. "Deranged" has officially been invited in the Sitges Film Festival's Casa Asia section. Spain's representative film festival, the Sitges Film Festival has been called the 'Cannes' for fantasy films and will be held for 10 days from October 4th to the 14th,...More
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 Produced by
 Park Chan-wook (박찬욱)
Distribution
CJ Entertainment (CJ Entertainment)
Staff
 Jo Yeong-wook (조영욱)
 Musician
 Ryoo Seong-hee (류성희)
 Art director
 Kim Sang-beom (김상범)
 Editor
 Kim Jae-beom (김재범)
 Editor
 Jo Joo-hyeon (조주현)
 Martial arts team
 Yoo Sang-seob (유상섭)
 Martial arts team
 Baek Dong-hyeon (백동현)
 Martial arts team
 So Joon-moon (소준문)
 Making of
Technics
133 min 35mm Cinemascope (2.35)
Festival(s) & award(s)
Sales or release dates & Box Office
Airing dates : 2009/04/30
South Korean Box Office
Source : www.cine21.com & www.kobis.or.kr
As of 2009.08.16 : 2,223,077 admissions (total)
As of 2009.07.19 : 2,222,651 admissions (total)
As of 2009.06.14 : 2,207,115 admissions (total)
As of 2009.06.07 : 2,202,818 admissions (total)
As of 2009.05.31 : 2,192,154 admissions (total)
As of 2009.05.24 : 2,142,825 admissions (total)
As of 2009.05.17 : 2,019,864 admissions (total)
As of 2009.05.10 : 1,745,163 admissions (total)
As of 2009.05.03 : 1,008,210 admissions (total)
As of 2009.04.26 : 2,310 admissions (total)

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don't quite get it. still prefer his "Joint Security Area".
2010-06-29 11:28:24
2009-10-16 00:12:10
very disapointed by this last park's movie... like many fans it seems? very messy... good little parts but overall slow/messy :/ Hope it gets better but he won't ever make better than Sympathy For Lady Vengeance!
looks like some scary stuff >.< my poor Ok-bin
2009-03-17 07:26:29
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