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THIRST

Type of media Video

Approved Running time 147m 52s

Ratings Info Contains one use of very strong language, strong bloody violence and sex

Genre(s) Drama, Horror

Director(s) Park Chan-wook

Cast includes Kang ho Song, Ok Vin Kim, Hae Sook Kim

Cut This work was passed uncut.

  • Suitable only for adults icon18

Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 15/12/2010

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

THIRST is a Korean horror drama in which a priest volunteers for a medical experiment to find a vaccine that will cure a disease which is killing hundreds of people.

Violence

There is a scene in which a corkscrew is plunged into a man's chest, before being twisted, and which causes a huge blood spurt. In another scene, a man slices his own tongue with a shard of glass, and the blood subsequently drips into a dead woman's mouth as the man kisses her.

There are also a couple of scenes of strong threat. In one scene, a woman jabs a small pair of scissors into the open mouth of a sleeping man; however, she stops short of actually stabbing the mouth.

Sex

There is a prolonged sex scene in which a naked man thrusts into a naked woman. The scene also contains consensual violence, as the couple's pleasure is enhanced by the man biting the woman's neck and drinking her blood.

Language

There is a clear aggressive use of very strong language ('c**t') directed by a man towards a woman.

Details

Title
THIRST
Also known as
BAKJWI
Year
2011
Distributor(s)
Palisades Tartan Ltd
Classified date(s)
08/03/2011
Main language
Korean
Other languages
English
Submitted run time
147m 52s
BBFC reference
AVF262283
Remarks
Widescreen

Components List

This work is made up of a number of separate components. Note that since February 2001 the BBFC has measured each component separately, but older works may not have the exact details, only a list of titles

N/A COPYRIG
HT WARNING (TEXT CAPTION); PALISADES TARTAN (LOGO)
N/A THIRST
(MAIN MENU)
N/A (SCENE
SELECTION) (MENUS - 2 PAGES)
N/A (EXTRAS
) (MENU)
N/A (SET-UP
) (MENU)
N/A (EMPTY
TITLE SET)
02:08:23:10
THIRST (FEATURE)
00:17:35:11
(UK EXCLUSIVE - DIRECTOR INTERVIEW WITH JESSICA MELLOR, DAILY MIRROR)
00:01:52:18
THIRST (TRAILER)

Rating information

The version of this work detailed above is rated by the BBFC under the Video Recordings Act 1984 for use on any Packaged Media format (including DVD, Blu-ray and VHS). This classification may also be used when the same work is made available on Digital Video Platforms (including Video On Demand) provided that the platform is licenced to use BBFC ratings.

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