Beasts Clawing at Straws

The 2020 South Korean film Beasts Clawing at Straws is the best film I have seen this year. It’s a crime movie about a bag filled with money and the people who want it. The complex plot and big group of characters is handled very skillfully. You don’t find out where the money came from until the movie has been playing for over an hour.

I watched the beginning again since it starts with someone carrying the bag. I didn’t think they had showed who it was but you return to it later. One thing I picked up is that there is a TV on in the background playing news stories. I though it was just background noise but the second time I realized that the new included incidents you see later in the film.

I’ve seen reviews comparing this to Coen brothers films and that’s a good comparison. All of the characters are flawed.

I have it on Blu-ray disc which unfortunately doesn’t have any supplements other than a trailer.

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