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DP/30 – Thirst dir. Chan-wook Park

Chan-wook Park is a young legend in the genre film world, already having delivered titles like Oldboy, Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance, and Sympathy for Lady Vengeance, plus one-third of Three Extremes and J.S.A.: Joint Security Area.. all before his 45th birthday.
We talked, with the help of a translator, about his career, his latest film, Thirst – the first being released domestically by a division of a major studio – and his commitment to both a Korean revival house movement and to anti-piracy efforts.
Here’s the sneak peek…

The full video interview is after the jump…

9 Responses to “DP/30 – Thirst dir. Chan-wook Park”

  1. LexG says:

    Are there any smokin’ Asian chicks in this?

  2. anghus says:

    my favorite director. great interview. can’t wait to see thirst.

  3. Has anybody out there seen this? I detested Oldboy, but then I loooved Sympathy for Lady Vengeance so I’m not sure where I should stand with wanting to see Thirst.

  4. transmogrifier says:

    Quite frankly the idea of someone detesting Oldboy would usually lead me to advise them to give up watching movies all together, as they just don’t get them (I kid, I kid…..*shakes fist and snarls*), but I think you should just do it. It is like three short story ideas stitched together in an energizing, unpredicatable joy of film-making, and the last act in particular is interesting in its refusal to do simple black and white with regards the power and desire of vampirism.
    If you don’t like it, that’s fine, but you will have definitely seen something, and you’ll want to talk about it after.

  5. MarkVH says:

    Camel that’s funny, ’cause I’m the complete 180 degree opposite – I absolutely loved Oldboy but hated and was genuinely offended by Lady Vengeance, one of the rare times that’s ever happened.

  6. jeffmcm says:

    Was that because Lady Vengeance seemed to be openly and unironically stating that bloody vengeance could be good for the soul? It made me a bit confused but I still adored the movie.

  7. I liked it because it didn’t look like it was lensed through a dirty sink, among other reasons.

  8. jeffmcm says:

    Why should that disqualify a movie (not to mention, my DVD copy doesn’t look like that)?

  9. Triple Option says:

    I saw it over the w/e. I wouldn

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