Apr 2, 2010

THIRST (2009)

A great Chan-Wook Park’s film, after the weird and awkward “I’m a Cyborg, But That’s OK” in 2006. Park is one of the reputable Directors in South Korea. Thiz time, he’s absolutely back in the right track by bringing a strange and unique vampire story. Park is previously known for his vengeance trilogy comprises “Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance” (2002), the powerful “Oldboy” (2003) and “Lady Vengeance” (2002). Two main Cast members blend into a fabulous chemistry. Kang-Ho Song delivers one of his best performances of all-time. Song successfully represents the vampire’s aura very well. His love interest, Ok-Bin Kim also has shown a terrific performance with an unusual and complicated character as a devout housewife in the beginning and gets into mischief at the end. Several scenes contain some vulgar sex scenes but still perceivable to describe the relationship between two characters. I love the camera angles, sometimes dynamic and other times just go conventional. It’s effectively supports the storytelling. In my notes, the Special Effects are efficient but effective and believable. The story is about a priest who volunteers into a mysterious medical experiment. As the consequence, he turns out to be some kind of vampire. Afterward, he involves into forbidden affair with his friend’s wife. The relationship becomes intimate and deathly for everybody, including both of them. It’s a very good contemplation that sometimes desire could turn out to be havoc. It’s well-executed movie. Bravo! Welcome back, Mr. Park.

Stars : 8/10
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Jonny Fendi

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1 comment:

  1. The movie is beautifully crafted. Indeed, cinematography was phenomenal. The acting I would not call outstanding but it suited the film and worked well enough.