Bakjwi * Park Chan-wook (2009)

It seems that “Thirst” is the first film of Chan-Wook that I see. Inspite of what some reviewers want you to believe, I do not think that this is a really good film. It is not bad either though. A Catholic priest volunteers for an experiment and comes back with a disease well known to the horror-genre. At first it is not too obvious, but most reviews and the box give it away. As the film continues all kind of genre-clichees are amusingly mingled with the developing love-story, but the film remains a drama. Chan-wook used some strange camera work, a story with quite absurd elements and weird humour. In total it makes “Bakjwi” a nice watch, but like I said, not a particularly good film.

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