Director: Park Chan-wook Run Time: 133 min. Format: DCP Release Year: 2009 Language: Korean
Starring: Kim Hae-sook, Kim Ok-vin, Shin Ha-kyun, Song Kang-ho
The great Korean director Park Chan-wook (Oldboy, The Handmaiden) brings us this dark and thrilling hybrid of neo-noir and vampire film. Song Kang-ho stars as Sang-hyun, a Catholic priest who contracts a deadly disease during a vaccine trial but is saved after receiving a mistaken transfusion of vampire blood. As Sang-hyun struggles with the depravity required of his new condition, he also finds himself drawn to the wife of a childhood friend with whom he begins a dangerous affair. Brattle debut!
“For a movie so relentlessly bleak, Thirst is also one of the most erotically charged movies in the vampire genre.” – Gena Radcliffe, The Spool