Thirst - Novel

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Product Information
Also Known As:Bat
Director:Park Chan-Wook
Country of Origin:South Korea
Genre:Horror, Romance
Release Date:Apr 20, 2009
Product Made In:South Korea
Case:Safe Box
Pages: 272
Size: 205*140mm
ISBN: 9788996144830

Product Details
Novel based on THIRST


01장 붕대 감은 성자
02장 오아시스 모임
03장 피맛
04장 내가 다리를 벌리면 너는 가위를 집어넣으렴
05장 그가 나를 데려다주리라
06장 천국을 현현하는 여자
07장 참으로 복된 밤
08장 피로 맺은 계약
09장 성가신 먹구름
10장 밤낚시
11장 안개
12장 해를 보여드릴게요
13장 애도의 절차
14장 이브가 태어나다
15장 포식과 향연
16장 괴물일까, 성자일까
17장 마지막 합일

About Thirst
After winning the Cannes Grand Prix with his 2003 revenge epic Oldboy, Park Chan Wook has faltered somewhat (2005’s Sympathy For Lady Vengeance, the poorly received I’m A Cyborg, But That’s OK in 2006), but his visually arresting vampire movie Thirst looks certain to create a stir: adopting a more lyrical mode than before, this complex and supremely inventive work sees the filmmaker back on top form.

The film has already recorded the biggest opening of the year in its native Korea, where distributor CJ Entertainment pulled in 1.36m admissions ($7.2m) in the six days after its April 30 release. Co-financier Universal Pictures/Focus Features will handle a forthcoming US release, and the film has secured numerous pre-sales around the world including Palisades Tartan for the UK.

Intriguingly, Park takes Emile Zola’s 1867 novel Therese Raquin as the starting point for his story. Sang-hyun (Song) is a Catholic priest who, in an act of moral desperation, volunteers for a dangerous medical experiment in Africa to combat a deadly disease. Contracting the virus, he is at the point of dying when a blood transfusion from an unknown source revives him. Returning to Korea, the symptoms of the disease linger, but he is able to stave them off by giving in to his new, insatiable desire to drink human blood. To his disgust, he realizes that he has become a vampire.

Meanwhile Tae-ju (Kim Ok-vin) is locked in a loveless marriage to a sickly, infantile young man (Shin) doted on by his obsessive mother (Kim Hae-sook). When the priest - a childhood friend of her husband - becomes a regular visitor to her home, Tae-ju’s previously suppressed desires and frustrations rush to the fore. Sang-hyun, locked in his own inner battle between conscience and worldly lust, submits to her advances.
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