Beasts Clawing At Straws is a film adaptation of Keisuke Sone’s novel of the same name about people in desperate situations who must live with unexpected results of their choices.
- Movie: Beasts Clawing At Straws
- Revised romanization: Jipuragirado Jabgo Sipeun Jimseungdeul
- Hangul: 지푸라기라도 잡고 싶은 짐승들
- Director: Kim Young-Hoon
- Writer: Keisuke Sone (novel), Kim Young-Hoon
- Release Date: February 19, 2020
- Runtime: 108 min.
- Genre: Mystery / Thriller
After failing in business, Joong-Man (Bae Sung-Woo) works part-time at a bathhouse. He is in a difficult financial situation and he lives with his mother, who has Alzheimer’s disease. At the bathhouse, Joong-Man discovers a bag filled with cash in a locker. He decides to take the money.
Tae-Young (Jung Woo-Sung) works as a customs officer. He borrows a large sum of money from a loan shark and lends the money to his girlfriend Yeon-Hee (Jeon Do-Yeon). Yeon-Hee runs a business, but she suddenly disappears. The loan shark begins pressuring Tae-Young for his money. A woman’s dead body is found and the dead body is assumed to be that of Yeon-Hee. Meanwhile, Mi-Ran (Shin Hyun-Bin) lost a lot of money in the stock market. She also has to deal with her physically abusive husband and she works as a bar hostess to make money. One day, her customer Jin-Tae (Jung Ga-Ram) offers to kill her husband. The relationships of these people, who have different desires, is revealed.
- Beasts Clawing At Straws Torrent Files is based on novel “Wara nimo Sugaru Kemonotachi” by Keisuke Sone (published August 5, 2011 by Kodansha).