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Thirst (2009)

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Through a failed medical experiment, a priest is stricken with vampirism and is forced to abandon his ascetic ways.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Sang-hyun (as Song Kang-ho)
Hee-jin Choi ... Nurse Sa
Dong-soo Seo ... Hyo-sung
Hwa-ryong Lee ... Doctor Ku
Mi-ran Ra ... Nurse Yu
In-hwan Park ... Priest Roh (as Park In-hwan)
... Emmanuel Research Director (as Eriq Ebouney)
Thati Peele ... Emmanuel Research Nun (as Onthatile Peele)
Jong-ryol Choi ... Grandfather
Yong-wan Goo ... Devotee
... Whistle Girl
... Mrs. Ra (as Kim Hae-sook)
... Kang-woo (as Shin Ha-kyun)
... Tae-ju (as Kim Ok-vin)
... Young-du (as Oh Dal-su)
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Storyline

Sang-hyun, a priest working for a hospital, selflessly volunteers for a secret vaccine development project intended to eradicate a deadly virus. However, the virus eventually takes over the priest. He nearly dies, but makes a miraculous recovery by an accidental transfusion of vampire blood. He realizes his sole reason for living: the pleasures of the flesh. Written by Pusan International Film Festival

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Lusting after sinful pleasures.

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Drama | Horror | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for graphic bloody violence, disturbing images, strong sexual content, nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

30 April 2009 (South Korea)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$55,889, 2 August 2009, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$296,441, 21 August 2009
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2.35 : 1
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The first mainstream Korean film to feature full-frontal male nudity See more »

Quotes

Priest Sang-hyeon: Grant me the following in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Like a leper rotting in flesh, let all avoid me. Like a cripple without limbs, let me not move freely. Remove my cheeks, tht tears may not roll down them. Crush my lips and tongue, that I may not sin with them. Pull out my nails, that I may not grasp nothing. Let my shoulders and back be bent, that I may carry nothing. Like a man with tumor in the head let me lack judgment. Ravage my body sworn to chastity leave me with no pride, and ...
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Version of Thérèse Raquin (1979) See more »

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Ich habe genug
(Cantata BWV 82)
Written by Johann Sebastian Bach
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Better than i expected
26 September 2012 | by See all my reviews

I like to keep my reviews short, i rather review the film than compare it or describe it scene by scene like a lot of people like to do, so let's get to it.

I honestly came close to not finishing the movie because I was looking for scary and this isn't much of that, but there is A LOT of blood and violence. The only reason I kept watching was because even though it wasn't creepy or scary, it was a beautifully shot and very well made film. The story feels different than other vampire movies it's not just a bunch of the same old vampire clichés. the acting is good for the most part, personally i think the 2 main characters were amazing. It's kind of long, but the movie gets better as it progresses, the ending is nothing less than what You would expect(considering who directed the film).

So in short, if you're looking for scary in the traditional sense You won't find it here, but if You're a fan of the Vampire and gore genres or just want to watch a good movie You'll certainly enjoy it.


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