Upcoming Film Preview: Bakjwi (Thirst)
Directed by: Chan-wook Park
Starring: Kang-ho Song, Ok-vin Kim
Country: South Korea
Release date: August 28, 2009
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Plot synopsis: A beloved and devoted priest (Song Kang-ho from The Host) 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 turns for worse, he struggles to maintain whats left of his humanity.
Yes, that's right, it's another vampire film. But, hopefully Thirst will be this year's Let the Right One in. Judging from Park Chan-wook's reportoire, I'd have to say that that is actually a really good possibility. His past flicks include some of the best films of the decade, including Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance and Oldboy.