Quick Review of “Thirst”

by Simon on August 12, 2009 · 0 comments

The story of a noble priest resurrected as a vampire and plunged into a life of desire is opulently brought to the screen by one of South Korea’s leading filmmakers. Continuing his exploration of human existence in extreme circumstances, director Park Chan-wook spins a tale about a priest who becomes a vampire after a blood transfusion. Struggling with his newfound carnal desire for blood, he plunges into a world of sensual pleasures, finding himself on intimate terms with a beautiful married woman. Loosley inspired by Emile Zola’s novel Therese Raquin, Park – best known for his film OLDBOY – brings his forceful and arresting style to the classic story. Both Song Kang-ho and especially Kim Ok-vin – as the sexy and disturbed young lover – give outstanding performances. thirst-us-poster.jpg

Rating: ★★★★☆

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