A Thirst signed poster and a DVD box-set!
A priest becomes a vampireanother mans wife is coveteda deadly seduction triggers murder. Thirst is the new film from director Park Chan-Wook (Old Boy, Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance, Sympathy for Lady Vengeance). Already a boxoffice smash in Korea, Thirst was honored with the Prix du Jury [Jury Prize] at the 2009 Cannes International Film Festival.
Continuing his explorations of human existence in extreme circumstances, the director spins a tale that he conceived and then developed over several years with co-screenwriter Chung Seo-kyung.
Sang-hyun (played by top Korean star Song Kang-ho, of The Host) is a priest who cherishes life; so much so, that he selflessly volunteers for a secret vaccine development project meant to eradicate a deadly virus. But the virus takes the priest, and a blood transfusion is urgently ordered up for him. The blood he receives is infected, so Sang-hyun lives but now exists as a vampire. Struggling with his newfound carnal desire for blood, Sang-hyuns faith is further strained when a childhood friends wife, Tae-ju (Kim Ok-vin), comes to him asking for his help in escaping her life. Sang-hyun soon plunges into a world of sensual pleasures, finding himself on intimate terms with the Seven Deadly Sins.
Thirst is released in cinemas 16th October 2009.
The prizes to be given away to two lucky winners are limited edition, UK banned poster signed by Park Chan-Wook (director of the film) and DVD Box Set of Assembly, The Banquet, The Chaser, The Warlords and Them.
Q: What award was Thirst honoured with at the 2009 Cannes International Film Festival?
A: Prix du Jury