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** [[spoiler: When Tae-ju refuses to drink blood if it's not directly from a living source,]] Sang-hyun settles for summoning the doctor that confessed to taking his time responding to a long-term patient's medical emergency in the hopes he would die earlier than expected and end the frustration of dealing with him. As a bonus, that very incident was what drove Sang-hyun to volunteer for the medical experiment that turned him into a vampire, meaning he indirectly caused the chain of events that came back to [[JustForPun bite]] him.
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: A doctor confesses to Sang-hyun that he was so sick of dealing with an elderly, seemingly-terminal patient, he deliberately dragged his feet responding to a medical emergency in the hopes he would die already. Instead the patient slips into a coma and sticks around for a year rather than the previously-assumed two months.


** Lady Ra gets one of truly epic proportions when Tae-ju blurts out [[spoiler: they had murdered Kang-woo.]] One can clearly see the weight of her situation come crashing down: [[spoiler: [[AndIMustScream Completely paralyzed, utterly helpless]], and [[AloneWithThePsycho entirely at the mercy of her son's murderers]].]] With nothing but eye-movement she somehow conveys an expression of pure, absolute horror.

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** Lady Ra gets one of truly epic proportions when Tae-ju blurts out [[spoiler: they had murdered Kang-woo.]] One can clearly see see, even through her lack of expression, the weight absolute horror of her situation come crashing down: [[spoiler: [[AndIMustScream Completely paralyzed, utterly helpless]], and [[AloneWithThePsycho entirely at the mercy of her son's murderers]].]] With nothing but eye-movement And that's ''before'' she somehow conveys an expression of pure, absolute horror.witness [[spoiler: Sang-hyun brutally murder Tae-ju and start gorging on her blood...]]


* AloneWithThePsycho: Lady Ra finds herself trapped in a house [[spoiler: with her son's murderers.]] Even worse: [[spoiler: [[AndIMustScream She's paralyzed from the eyes down and completely dependent on the two for survival, unable even to communicate save through blinking.

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* AloneWithThePsycho: Lady Ra finds herself trapped in a house [[spoiler: with her son's murderers.]] Even worse: For extra horror, [[spoiler: she's also [[AndIMustScream She's paralyzed from the eyes down downward]] and completely dependent reliant on the two them for survival, unable even to communicate save through blinking.survival]].

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* AloneWithThePsycho: Lady Ra finds herself trapped in a house [[spoiler: with her son's murderers.]] Even worse: [[spoiler: [[AndIMustScream She's paralyzed from the eyes down and completely dependent on the two for survival, unable even to communicate save through blinking.

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** Lady Ra gets one of truly epic proportions when Tae-ju blurts out [[spoiler: they had murdered Kang-woo.]] One can clearly see the weight of her situation come crashing down: [[spoiler: [[AndIMustScream Completely paralyzed, utterly helpless]], and [[AloneWithThePsycho entirely at the mercy of her son's murderers]].]] With nothing but eye-movement she somehow conveys an expression of pure, absolute horror.


''Thirst'' is a 2009 horror/drama film directed by Creator/ParkChanWook, best known for ''Film/JointSecurityArea'' and his ''Vengeance Trilogy.'' The film is a very loose adaptation of the novel ''Literature/ThereseRaquin''.

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''Thirst'' is a 2009 horror/drama film directed by Creator/ParkChanWook, best known for ''Film/JointSecurityArea'' and his ''Vengeance Trilogy.'' The film is a very loose adaptation of the French novel ''Literature/ThereseRaquin''.
''Literature/ThereseRaquin'' by Emile Zola.


* OhCrap: Tae-ju when she drunkenly lets slip that [[spoiler:Kang Woo never hit her, which was Sang-hyun's motivation to kill him in the first place]].

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* OhCrap: Tae-ju when she drunkenly lets slip that [[spoiler:Kang Woo [[spoiler:Kang-Woo never hit her, which was Sang-hyun's motivation to kill him in the first place]].

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: With a bit of LeaningOnTheFourthWall thrown in; [[spoiler: soon after becoming a vampire,]] Tae-ju turns on the television for Lady Ra to watch, remarking that "a scary movie's gonna be on". It marks a point when the horror ramps up [[spoiler: as Tae-ju becomes increasingly amoral and murderous.]]


* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: Tae-ju, especially after [[spoiler: becoming a vampire, when her already pale skin becomes porcelain white.]]



** Also makes [[spoiler: Priest Roh's]] fate HarsherInHindsight: a few drops of blood, rather than becoming a vampire, may have been enough [[spoiler: to cure his blindness.]] Same goes for the people convinced that Sang-hyun can cure their various ills.

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** Also makes [[spoiler: Priest Roh's]] fate HarsherInHindsight: a few drops of blood, rather than becoming a vampire, may have been enough [[spoiler: to cure his blindness.]] Same goes for the people convinced that Sang-hyun can could cure their various ills.

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* FantasticMedicinalBodilyProduct: Vampire blood is hinted to be able to heal not just its owners injuries and ailments, but others' as well. A minuscule amount falling in [[spoiler: Lady Ra's]] food may have had a small effect on her paralysis; before consuming it she is visibly trying and failing to move her hand, whereas afterward, she successfully begins moving a single finger, [[spoiler: which leads to her outing Sang-hyun and Tae-ju for murdering her son.]]
** Also makes [[spoiler: Priest Roh's]] fate HarsherInHindsight: a few drops of blood, rather than becoming a vampire, may have been enough [[spoiler: to cure his blindness.]] Same goes for the people convinced that Sang-hyun can cure their various ills.

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* BloodFromEveryOrifice: After abstaining from blood for a time, the EV disease causes blood to pour from Sang-hyun's eyes and ears.


* DoubleMeaning: Everyone on the table thinks that Sang-hyun and Tae-ju talk about Majhong while they actually talk about having sex.
* DownerEnding: [[spoiler: Tae-ju kills all her friends and Sang-hyun and her drive out to the edge of a cliff. Sang-hyun does a HeroicSacrifice and makes it so that Tae-ju dies with him.]]
* EmergencyTransformation: [[spoiler:Sang-hyun nearly strangles Tae-ju to death when he realises that she lied about Kang-Wu abusing her, then changes his mind at the last minute and vampirises her before she dies.]]

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* DoubleMeaning: Everyone on at the table thinks that Sang-hyun and Tae-ju talk about Majhong while they actually talk about having sex.
* DownerEnding: [[spoiler: Tae-ju kills all her friends and Sang-hyun and her drive out to the edge of a cliff. Sang-hyun does a HeroicSacrifice HeroicSuicide and makes it so that Tae-ju dies with him.]]
* EmergencyTransformation: [[spoiler:Sang-hyun nearly strangles Tae-ju to death when he realises realizes that she lied about Kang-Wu abusing her, then changes his mind at the last minute and vampirises her before she dies.]]



* FaceHeelTurn: Tae-ju started off a a mistreated [[TheWoobie Woobie]] berated by her mother-in-law and in an unloving relationship with Kang-woo. [[spoiler: Then when she becomes a vampire, she kills people indiscriminately, including her close circle of friends.]]

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* FaceHeelTurn: Tae-ju started off a as a mistreated [[TheWoobie Woobie]] berated by her mother-in-law and in an unloving relationship with Kang-woo. [[spoiler: Then when she becomes a vampire, she kills people indiscriminately, including her close circle of friends.]]



* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: Sang-hyun.]]

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* HeroicSacrifice: HeroicSuicide: [[spoiler: Sang-hyun.]]



* NotSoDifferent: [[spoiler: After Sang-hyun confronts Tae-ju about framing Kang-woo so Sang-hyun will kill him, Tae-ju claims that Sang-hyun would have gone through with it any way]]

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* NotSoDifferent: [[spoiler: After Sang-hyun confronts Tae-ju about framing Kang-woo so Sang-hyun will kill him, Tae-ju claims that Sang-hyun would have gone through with it any way]]anyway.]]



* OhCrap: Tae-ju when she drunkenly lets slip that [[spoiler:Kang Woo never hit her, which was Sang-hyun's motivation in killing him in the first place]].

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* OhCrap: Tae-ju when she drunkenly lets slip that [[spoiler:Kang Woo never hit her, which was Sang-hyun's motivation in killing to kill him in the first place]].



* TakingYouWithMe: [[spoiler: Sang-hyun to Tae-ju]]
* UnreliableExpositor: [[spoiler: Tae-ju]]

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* TakingYouWithMe: [[spoiler: Sang-hyun to Tae-ju]]
Tae-ju.]]
* UnreliableExpositor: [[spoiler: Tae-ju]]Tae-ju.]]


* AndIMustScream: [[spoiler: Lady Ra]]

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* AndIMustScream: [[spoiler: Lady Ra]]Ra.]]


-->Park Chan-wook: I had the idea of telling a story about a Catholic priest first, so in having him turn into a vampire…If he had a fear of the cross, or the crucifix, it just wouldn’t make the rest of the story viable at all. So, actually, I had to get rid of that convention. And also, in Korea, all the food that you eat has garlic in it. They put garlic into everything in Korea. So, if you’re scared of garlic, there’s no drop of blood you can feed on in Korea. [[http://www.aintitcool.com/node/42042]]

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-->Park Chan-wook: I had the idea of telling a story about a Catholic priest first, so in having him turn into a vampire…If vampire… If he had a fear of the cross, or the crucifix, it just wouldn’t make the rest of the story viable at all. So, actually, I had to get rid of that convention. And also, in Korea, all the food that you eat has garlic in it. They put garlic into everything in Korea. So, if you’re scared of garlic, there’s no drop of blood you can feed on in Korea. [[http://www.aintitcool.com/node/42042]]com/node/42042]]
* ReligiousVampire: The whole plot revolves around what would have happened if a Catholic priest became a vampire. While desperately trying to cling to his faith as a way of remaining a good person, [[spoiler:he ultimately gives into despair and decides to kill himself alongside the woman he loved because she turned into a monster]].



* VampiresLoveJesus: The whole plot revolves around what would have happened if a Catholic priest became a vampire. While desperately trying to cling to his faith as a way of remaining a good person, [[spoiler:he ultimately gives into despair and decides to kill himself alongside the woman he loved because she turned into a monster]].

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* OhCrap: Tae-ju when she drunkenly lets slip that [[spoiler:Kang Woo never hit her, which was Sang-hyun's motivation in killing him in the first place]].

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