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“Park’s technique is to jettison all that’s old-fashioned and predictable in vampire lore – the fangs, the garlic, the castle on the hill – and replace them with his own personal and ethical obsessions. ‘Thirst’ is less a horror story of prowling nightstalkers than a melodrama of moral corruption: how far is it possible for a good man to fall?
Sang-hyon (Song Kang-ho) is a man seeking martyrdom, a Jesuit priest who offers himself as a sacrificial lamb to an African clinic specialising in the fatal EV virus. But as the virus takes hold and Sang-hyon breathes his last, an emergency blood transfusion brings him roaring back to life – as one of the undead. Before long, the priest is battling the kinds of cravings he’s spent a lifetime denying: female companionship and fresh meat.” – Tom Huddleston, Time Out
- Country Korea
- Language In Korean with English subtitles
- Year 2009
- Running Time 113 minutes
- Format DCP
- Distributor Universal
- Director Park Chan-Wook
- Accessibility Assistive Listening, T-Coil
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