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Thirst (aka Bat)
Thirst (aka Bat)
Thirst (aka Bat)
Item#: 8996144835
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Product Description
Korean Title: Bakjwi
Author: Chan-wook Park, et al.
Publisher: GeuChaek
288 pages

Important! Please read before you order!
>>>This book is written in Korean.

About This Book

It wouldn¡¯t be a Park Chan-wook film with a simple, straightforward plot, would it?

In Bat, or its English title Thirst, Song Kang-ho (The Good The Bad The Weird, Secret Sunshine, The Host) re-teams with one of Korea¡¯s foremost directors, Park Chan-wook (Oldboy, Sympathy for Lady Vengeance), as a vampire.

After five months of shooting both abroad (Australia) and at home in Korea, the movie has just wrapped, and director Park is feeling good about it: ¡°I had the feeling that of all the movies I¡¯ve done, this might turn out to be the best.¡± Lead actor Song said, "As an actor, it was a formidable adventure and difficult filming experience. I¡¯m happy to be able to do a movie like this."

Song plays a respected priest who turns into a vampire after receiving a blood transfusion, which he¡¯d undergone as a volunteer to test out a secretly developed experimental vaccine. As if that weren¡¯t bad enough, following his transformation, the devoted priest falls in love with his friend¡¯s wife. Wrong on so many levels, eh, (I remember thinking the description a bit bland when it was first released, but I¡¯d figured more quirks would become apparent as more info became available, and so it has.)

Due to Park¡¯s international recognition, the film has attracted investors in Universal Pictures and Focus Features for North American distribution. It co-stars Kim Ok-bin (Over the Rainbow) and aims for release in the first half of 2009.

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