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THIRST

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THIRST

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 133m 48s

Release date 16/10/2009

BBFCInsight Contains one use of very strong language, strong bloody violence and sex

Genre(s) Drama, Horror

Director(s) Park Chan-wook

Cast includes Kang ho Song, Ok Vin Kim, Hae Sook Kim

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 06/10/2009

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

THIRST is a Korean horror drama in which a priest volunteers for a medical experiment to find a vaccine that will cure a disease which is killing hundreds of people.

Violence

There is a scene in which a corkscrew is plunged into a man's chest, before being twisted, and which causes a huge blood spurt. In another scene, a man slices his own tongue with a shard of glass, and the blood subsequently drips into a dead woman's mouth as the man kisses her.

There are also a couple of scenes of strong threat. In one scene, a woman jabs a small pair of scissors into the open mouth of a sleeping man; however, she stops short of actually stabbing the mouth.

Sex

There is a prolonged sex scene in which a naked man thrusts into a naked woman. The scene also contains consensual violence, as the couple's pleasure is enhanced by the man biting the woman's neck and drinking her blood.

Language

There is a clear aggressive use of very strong language ('c**t') directed by a man towards a woman.

Details

Title
THIRST
Also known as
BAKJWI
Year
2009
Distributor(s)
Metrodome Distribution
Classified date(s)
13/08/2009
Main language
Korean
Submitted run time
133m 48s
Approved footage
12042+2
BBFC reference
AFF262283
Registration number
CFJ19646
Remarks
Subtitled

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