Extra! Korea

May 25, 2009

“Thirst” wins jury prize at Cannes film festival

Filed under: movies — extrakorea @ 9:23 am

Park Chan-wook’s “Thirst” has won the jury prize at the Cannes international film festival.

“Thirst,” the first Korean film to be co-produced and distributed by major Hollywood studio Universal Pictures, has been sold to more than 10 countries, including France, Greece and Brazil, for screening worldwide later this year.

“Thirst” is about a priest who travels abroad, hoping to do good. However, he contracts a fatal disease, and things become even worse after a blood transfusion from an unknown donor.

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  1. […] the way, I saw the Korean movie “Thirst” and was pleased to see that one of the major characters, and a sympathetic one at that, was […]

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