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Parasite (2019)

Gisaengchung (original title)
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All unemployed, Ki-taek's family takes peculiar interest in the wealthy and glamorous Parks for their livelihood until they get entangled in an unexpected incident.

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Joon-ho Bong (as Joon Ho Bong)

Writers:

Joon-ho Bong (screenplay), Jin Won Han (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Kang-ho Song ... Ki-taek
Sun-kyun Lee ... Mr. Park
Yeo-jeong Jo ... Yeon-kyo, Mr. Park's wife
Woo-sik Choi ... Ki-woo, Ki-taek's son
Hye-jin Jang ... Chung-sook, Ki-taek's wife (as Hyae Jin Chang)
So-dam Park ... Ki-jung, Ki-taek's daughter
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kang Echae Kang Echae ... Special Guest
Andreas Fronk ... German Father
Jung Hyeon-jun Jung Hyeon-jun ... Da-song, Mr. Park's son
Pak Hyo-Shin Pak Hyo-Shin ... Special Guest
Jung Ik-Han Jung Ik-Han
Lee Joo-Hyung Lee Joo-Hyung
Jeong-eun Lee ... Moon-gwang, the Park family's housekeeper
Ji-hye Lee Ji-hye Lee
JaeWook Park JaeWook Park ... VR Specialist
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All unemployed, Ki-taek's family takes peculiar interest in the wealthy and glamorous Parks for their livelihood until they get entangled in an unexpected incident.

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Misplaced Familyhood

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Comedy | Drama | Thriller

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Official Sites:

Official site [Australia]

Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

11 October 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Parasite See more »

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Dolby Atmos

Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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One of the best films of this decade
5 July 2019 | by Jeremy_UrquhartSee all my reviews

I am remarkably stingy with my 10/10 ratings. I'll be the first person to acknowledge this. Of the roughly 2600 titles I've rated on here, only 34 have a 10. Parasite is one of them. If this isn't a masterpiece, then I don't know what is.

I'm going to keep it vague on the plot-front, because I didn't know anything about it going in, and was really excited to see it progress and unfold in satisfying, unexpected ways.

What I will say is that this film, more than just about any other I've seen, put me through so many different emotional states during its 132-minute runtime, and did so without ever feeling muddled or tonally inconsistent. Parts of this movie were hilarious. Parts were heartbreaking. Other parts were insanely suspenseful (I'm honestly not sure if I've felt this close to the edge of my seat since the final season of Breaking Bad, way back in 2013).

And it does all this while being perfectly paced, beautifully directed, and amazingly acted from every single member of its cast. All the characters are understandable and sympathetic to some degree; the amount of conflict, drama and tension derived from a narrative with no clear heroes and villains is staggering. You come to care for just about all of them.

I'm stumped to come up with any flaws for this movie. And sure, I've seen many movies that are hard to fault, but it's rare that a movie appeals to me on a gut level and excites me to this degree while also being so close to technically perfect. It's extremely entertaining, thoroughly moving in so many different ways, and as icing on the cake there's a ton of social commentary and some heavy themes to chew on once the movie's over (and this one's not going to leave my head for a while, I can tell).

Catch this one when you can and believe the hype. Joon-Ho Bong has made many great films (and so far no bad one's), but this even manages to stand head and shoulders above all the others.

When it comes time to consider what the best film of the 2010s was, this one will surely be up there.


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