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Park Chan-wook, Thirst

One of the world’s most controversial filmmakers, South Korea’s Park Chan-wook has made a career by going to the extreme – in subject matter,
depictions of violence and gore - in such internationally acclaimed films as
Oldboy, which Steven Spielberg’s company is currently trying to remake, Sympathy for Lady
and now Thirst. A vampire tale where a priest becomes a
blood sucker and enters into an unholy relationship with a woman, Park
calls Thirst "the most realistic vampire movie ever made" (27 minutes).


Beyond the Subtitles


Stephen Schaefer hosts candid conversations with actors, filmmakers, producers and movie people near and far. Schaefer has over three decades of writing and talking about movies behind him. He is the author of the Hollywood spoof The Autobiography of Marla Del Marr as told to Stephen Schaefer  and is currently a film critic and entertainment writer for The Boston Herald; and a contributor to USA Today and Entertainment Weekly.