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Beasts Clawing at Straws (2020)

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The destinies of hard-luck lowlifes slowly converge and come crashing down: Jung-man barely gets by working at a sauna and taking care of his sick mother until he finds a bag full of cash in the locker room; Tae-young is in trouble after his girlfriend runs away with the money he borrowed from a loan shark. Soon, a dead body mysteriously turns up; Mi-ran, caught between her husband's violence and a dead-end job as a bar hostess, she finds a young lover Jin-tae, who offers to kill her husband... And now their dog-eat-dog game starts.

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Cast

Jeon Do-yeon
as Yeon-Hee
Jung Woo-sung
as Tae-Young
Bae Seong-woo
as Jung-Man
Bae Sung-woo
as Jung-Man
Man-sik Jeong
as Kyung Jin
Yun Yuh-jung
as Soon-Ja
Kyung Jin
as Young-Seon
Ga-ram Jung
as Jin-Tae
Jun-han Kim
as Jae-Hun
Jung Ga-ram
as Jin-Tae
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Critic Reviews for Beasts Clawing at Straws

All Critics (37) | Top Critics (6)

An arch, multi-strand, multi-character three-ring circus...

August 10, 2021 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

"Beasts Clawing at Straws" is obvious in its influences - a little Coen Brothers here, a little Tarantino there, all seasoned with a sprinkling of Hitchcock paranoia - but Yong-hoon manages to give them his own twist.

December 2, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It's a wicked, twist-filled winner.

November 11, 2020 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

"Beasts Clawing at Straws" could just as well be called "Beasts Toying with Clichés" if it weren't such an amusing, echt Korean romp.

February 20, 2020 | Full Review…

This almost Coen-sian tale of ordinary folks undone by greed is a lot smarter than than its occasionally crude execution would have you believe.

February 3, 2020 | Full Review…

Beasts Clawing At Straws demands attention and patience, but thus happily ends up amply rewarding both.

January 27, 2020 | Full Review…

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