The South Korean horror thriller “Beasts Clawing at Straws” directed by Kim Yong-hoon opens in numerous theaters nationwide on October 21 from Kino Marquee. VOD release follows on December 15.
Oft compared as similar in style to the Oscar winning “Parasite”, the film starring Jeon Do-yeon, Jung Woo-sung, Bae Sung-woo , Yun Yuh-jung, Jung Man-sik, Jin Gyeong, Shin Hyun-been, Kim Jun-han, Jung Ga-ram, Park Ji-hwan, Heo Dong-won, Bae Jin-woong, along with Jang Eui-don won the jury award at this year’s Rotterdam Film Festival.
In this pitch-black neo-noir crime thriller, a Louis Vuitton bag stuffed full of cash sends a group of hard-luck lowlifes on a desperate chase for fortune. Fish-mongering gangsters, a greasy cop, an “innocent” gym cleaner, a scheming prostitute, her wife beater of a husband, her ruthless boss and her clueless boyfriend all violently plot to get their hands on the elusive bag.
First time director Kim Yong-hoon’s witty thriller is a beautifully constructed puzzle that with each double-cross, the pieces fall into place.