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Thirst

Year: 2009
Production Co: CJ Entertainment
Director: Chan-Wook Park
Writer: Chan-Wook Park
Cast: Kang-ho Song, Ok-bin Kim

We thought we might have been all over vampires, but as this moody Korean horror movie shows, we can be a world away from Edward and Bella yet still in the same genre.

The Oldboy director turns his twisted eye to the mythology as a Catholic priest volunteers to be tested for an experimental vaccine at a medical facility and in the process get a transfusion of blood from a vampire, becoming the very evil he's spent his life resisting.

When the repressed wife of a childhood friend desperate to escape her mundane life becomes too much of a temptation, he embarks on a torrid affair with her. It becomes the first step on a slippery slope towards the depravity he now fears will take over his life.

Like Oldboy , it's full of very classy visuals and visual ideas, but the plot is less accessible than popcorn movie fans will respond to, so at times it feels a little plodding and overlong.

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