By Chan-Wook PARK


Drama - Completed 2009

& Awards

Festival de Cannes 2009
Competition Prix du jury
    • Year of production
    • 2009
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • KOREA (South)
    • Languages
    • KOREAN
    • Budget
    • 5 - 10 M$
    • Duration
    • 133 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Chan-Wook PARK
    • EIDR
    • 10.5240/17B3-CEA2-D885-6512-2C7F-X
    • Synopsis
    • Sang-hyun is a beloved and admired priest in a small town, who devotedly serves at a local hospital. He goes to Africa to volunteer as a test subject in an experiment to find a vaccine to the new deadly infectious disease caused by Emmanuel Virus(E.V.). The experiment fails and Sang-hyun gets infected by E.V. but he ends up being miraculously cured and returns home. News of Sang-hyun's recovery from E.V. spreads and people start believing he has the gift of healing and flock to receive his prayers.
      From those who come to him, Sang-hyun meets a childhood friend named Kang-woo and his wife Tae-ju. Sang-hyun is immediately drawn to Tae-ju. One day, Sang-hyun coughs up blood, dies, and comes back to life the next day as a vampire. Tae-ju gets attracted to Sang-hyun who has now turned into a vampire, and they begin a secret love affair. Sang-hyun asks Tae-ju to run away with him but she turns him down. Instead, they plot to kill Kang-woo...
    • Partners & financing
    • Universal Pictures