Another blinding piece of human wickedness from the director of "Oldboy". "Thirst" mines the vampire myth for material rather than "Oldboy's" gangster genre, but it's really only telling half the story to call it a vampire flick. There's much, much more- love triangles, musings on faith and doubt, and some bizarre comic moments.Oh, and tons of sex and gore....
Korean Vampire Flick
- Thirst review by Jawbreaker
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Being from the director responsible for Oldboy and Sympathy for Lady Vengeance, you know that Thirst will not pull any punches in its subject matter. Park Chan Wook continues his impressive CV with his take on the vampire myth that puts almost every other vampire flick of recent years in its place except Let The Right One In. Visually stunning, we follow a priest’s decent into oblivion and sin propelled by his vampire infliction. The trip is memorable as he tries to maintain his persona whilst inside being faced with unnatural urges. His job working in the hospital, often administering last rights exposes him to all sorts of scenarios involving blood.