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‘Thirst’ Arrives in UK Cinemas October 16th

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Cannes Jury Prize winner, ‘Thirst’ (by Park Chan-wook (‘Old Boy’)) will be finally arriving in UK theatres on October 16th. Already a box office smash in Korea, ‘Thirst’ (AKA ‘Bakjwi’) was honored with the Prix du Jury [Jury Prize] at the 2009 Cannes International Film Festival.

You can check out the trailer below.

Director Park Chan-wook spins a tale that he conceived and then developed over several years with co-screenwriter Chung Seo-kyung.

Sang-hyun (played by top Korean star Song Kang-ho, of ‘The Host’) is a priest who cherishes life; so much so, that he selflessly volunteers for a secret vaccine development project meant to eradicate a deadly virus. But the virus takes the priest, and a blood transfusion is urgently ordered up for him. The blood he receives is infected, so Sang-hyun lives – but now exists as a vampire. Struggling with his newfound carnal desire for blood, Sang-hyun’s faith is further strained when a childhood friend’s wife, Tae-ju (Kim Ok-vin), comes to him asking for his help in escaping her life. Sang-hyun soon plunges into a world of sensual pleasures, finding himself on intimate terms with the Seven Deadly Sins.

Don’t forget to catch ‘Thirst’ when it arrives on UK shores on October 16th.

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