Upcoming genre thriller feature “Beasts Clawing at Straws” currently playing throughout the country in virtual cinemas and streaming everywhere on December 15.
Similar in style to the Oscar winning “Parasite”, the South Korean film won the jury award at this year’s Rotterdam Film Festival, and has a steady 100% Rotten Tomatoes score.
Distributor – Artsploitation Films
Director – Kim Yong-hoon
Writer – Kim Yong-hoon
Cast – 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, Jang Eui-donSynopsis – A Louis Vuitton bag stuffed full of cash sends a group of hard-luck lowlifes on a desperate chase for fortune in this pitch-black neo-noir crime thriller. 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.
Genre – Thriller, Horror
Country of Origin – South Korea
Language – Korean with English subtitles
Visual Format – 2.39:1
Sound Format – 5.1 Dolby
Release Date VOD– 12/15/20
Runtime – 108
MPAA Rating – Not rated
Official US website link – www.artsploitationfilms.com/film/beasts-clawing-at-straws/