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STAR RATINGS EXPLAINED
Unmissable 5 Stars
Excellent 4 Stars
Good 3 Stars
Poor 2 Stars
Tragic 1 Star

FILM DETAILS
Certificate 18
Cast
Song Kang-Ho
Kim Ok-vin
Kim Hae-sook
Shin Ha-Kyun
Directors
Park Chan-wook
Screenwriters
Park Chan-wook
Running Time
133 minutes

Thirst
Oldboy director does vampires — not like Twilight


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Thirst

Plot
When priest Sang-hyun (Song) volunteers for a medical experiment, a transfusion turns him into a vampire. Soon he’s drawn to Tae-ju (Kim), the put-upon wife of an old friend. The couple kill her husband, and Tae-ju turns into a bloodthirsty creature...


Verdict
A fresh, surprising take on an old, old story (and an overpopulated subgenre) that holds the attention with deadly wit.


Reviewed by Kim Newman

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