Friday, September 4, 2020

Award-Winning Korean Crime Thriller BEASTS CLAWING AT STRAWS (2020) Acquired by Artsploitation Films


Artsploitation Films, in conjunction with 815 Pictures, has announced the acquisition of Beasts Clawing at Straws, a fast-paced noirish thriller centering on a bag of money and the various lowlives desperate to get their hands on it. The film world premiered at the 2020 Rotterdam Film Festival where it won the festival's Special Jury Award. 

The film will enjoy a film festival run this fall and premiere at Virtual Cinema screenings at independent cinemas nationwide this November. The DVD, Blu-ray and Digital release is scheduled for January.

Beasts Clawing At Straws
Country:  South Korea
Language: Korean with English Subtitles
Year:  2020
Running Time: 108 minutes
Director: Kim Yong-hoon
Producer: Kim Ji-hoon
Screenplay:  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         

A wild crime thriller about a bag of money left in a sauna and the eight strangers who, spurred by blinding greed, become intricately and dangerously involved with each. A fast-paced Coen-meets-The Grifters tale.

A Luis Vuitton bag stuffed full of cash sends a group of hard-luck lowlifes on a desperate chase for the fortune in this pitch-black neo-noir crime thriller. Fish-mongering gangsters, a greasy cop, an “innocent” gym cleaner, a prostitute, her wife beater of a husband, her ruthless boss and her clueless boyfriend all violently scheme to get their hands on elusive the 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. Starring Jung Woo-sung from Asura: City of Madness and Jeon Do-yeon, award winner in Cannes for her lead role in Secret Sunshine.