“Parasite” is a 2019 South Korean black comedy thriller film directed by Bong Joon-ho. The film stars Song Kang-ho, Lee Sun-kyun, Cho Yeo-jeong, Choi Woo-shik, and Park So-dam. The movie follows the story of a poor family who connive their way into working for a wealthy family, leading to unexpected and violent consequences. The film has a runtime of 132 minutes and is rated R.
“Parasite” tells the story of the Kim family, who live in poverty in a cramped basement apartment in South Korea. The family is struggling to make ends meet when the son, Ki-woo, is offered a tutoring job for the wealthy Park family. Ki-woo sees an opportunity to help his family and begins a scheme to get his sister, father, and mother hired as well, by deceiving the Parks into believing they are unrelated professionals. The Kims soon find themselves entangled in the wealthy family's lives, but their actions have consequences that spiral out of control.
“Parasite” is a masterful film that blends genres, mixing elements of comedy, drama, and thriller. Bong Joon-ho's direction is impeccable, weaving a complex story that is both thought-provoking and entertaining. The film's social commentary on class inequality is expertly explored, with the Kims' desperation to improve their situation driving the narrative. The acting is exceptional, particularly from the ensemble cast, who bring depth and nuance to their characters. The film's use of symbolism and visual motifs is also impressive, adding layers of meaning to the story. “Parasite” is a must-see film that deserves all the accolades it has received.
“Parasite” has won numerous awards, including the Palme d'Or at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival, becoming the first South Korean film to win the prestigious award. The film won four Academy Awards at the 92nd Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, and Best International Feature Film. It also won the Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film and the BAFTA Award for Best Film Not in the English Language.
|Directed by||Bong Joon-ho|
|Produced by||Kwak Sin-ae Moon Yang-kwon Bong Joon-ho Jang Young-hwan|
|Screenplay by||Bong Joon-ho Han Jin-won|
|Story by||Bong Joon-ho|
|Starring||Song Kang-ho, Lee Sun-kyun, Cho Yeo-jeong, Choi Woo-shik, Park So-dam, Lee Jung-eun, Jang Hye-jin,|
|Music by||Jung Jae-il|
|Edited by||Yang Jin-mo|
|Distributed by||CJ Entertainment|
|Release date||21 May 2019 (Cannes) 30 May 2019 (South Korea) 8 November 2019 (United States)|
|Running time||132 minutes|
|Box office||$258.8 million|