Korean Crime Thriller 'Beasts Clawing at Straws' Acquired by Artsploitation Films [Trailer]

Artsploitation Films, in conjunction with 815 Pictures, has announced the acquisition of Kim Yong-hoon’s debut feature Beasts Clawing at Straws, described as "a fast-paced noirish thriller" centering on a bag of money and the various lowlives desperate to get their hands on it.

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

In the film, "A Louis 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."

Beasts Clawing at Straws stars Jung Woo-sung (Asura: City of Madness), Jeon Do-yeon (Secret Sunshine), Bae Sung-woo, Yun Yuh-jung and Jung Man-sik.

Check out the trailer and poster art below.