Thirst (2009) – Review, Rating and Synopsis

Thirst (2009) - Review, Rating and Synopsis

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  • Release Date:  2009
  • Genre:  Romance, Vampire
  • Cast and crew: Kang-ho Song, Hee-jin Choi, Dong-soo Seo, Hwa-ryong Lee, Mi-ran Ra, In-hwan Park, Eriq Ebouaney, Thati Peele, Jong-ryol Choi, Yong-wan Goo, Woo-seul-hye Hwang, Hae-sook Kim, Ha-kyun Shin, Ok-bin Kim, Dal-su Oh
  • Director:  Chan-wook Park
  • Screenwriter:  Chan-wook Park, Émile Zola, Seo-Gyeong Jeong

Thirst (2009) Rating:

  • Eloise = 8 / 10;
  • Raoul = 8.5 / 10;
  • Simina = 9.5 / 10;
  • IMDb = 7.2 / 10;
  • Rotten Tomatoes = 8.1 / 10;

Thirst (2009) Synopsis:

A priest involved in some experiment about a deadly virus accidentally receives vampire blood during an operation. The rest of the tale follows his experience of love and vampirism at the same time.

Thirst (2009) Review:

Thirst is a beautiful story about the tragedy of vampirism. Having a great part of poesy in it, the movie is more a supernatural drama than a proper horror flick, in the vein of “Let the right one in”. Surprisingly, it also has some very gory scenes, which altogether makes it a really exciting experience.

This film arouses your senses. Everything was made so that the viewer experiences what it feels like to transform into a vampire. Throughout all movie, you can hear really well all the wet noises, sound effect, etc. The scene where the main character can suddenly hear and feel everything is superbly realized. Thirst not only feed your sight and ear, but you can also almost taste the blood as it is so well depicted, and feel the cold of the characters as they are walking around barefoot. I found it a wonderful experience.

Talking about the feet, there is a big part of fetishism in that film, which comes and enriches the multiples, voyeuristic and unsettling sex scenes from the movie.

The story is also solid. The first half feels like a love story, not the Twilight type, but instead a very brutal and twisted love story. The second half really reveals the horror of the movie. I found the film really well pasted, really keeping the viewer on-edge at all times. The ending is beautiful and dramatic in the meantime. A great movie experience recommended to all.

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