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Parasite (2019)

Gisaengchung (original title)
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All unemployed, Ki-taek and his family take peculiar interest in the wealthy and glamorous Parks, as they ingratiate themselves into their lives and get entangled in an unexpected incident.

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Bong Joon Ho

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Bong Joon Ho (story), Bong Joon Ho (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Bong Joon-Ho Describes the Origin of 'Parasite'

Bong Joon-Ho says the idea for Parasite had been in his brain for a while, and lead actor Song Kang-Ho shares how they have developed a friendship and trust over the last 20 years.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kang-ho Song ... Kim Ki-taek (as Song Kang Ho)
Sun-kyun Lee ... Park Dong-ik (as Lee Sun Kyun)
Yeo-jeong Jo ... Park Yeon-kyo (as Cho Yeo Jeong)
Woo-sik Choi ... Kim Ki-woo (as Choi Woo Shik)
So-dam Park ... Kim Ki-jung (as Park So Dam)
Jeong-eun Lee ... Moon-gwang (as Lee Jung Eun)
Hye-jin Jang ... Kim Chung-sook (as Chang Hyae Jin)
Ji-hye Lee ... Singer
Ji-so Jung ... Park Da-hye (as Jung Ziso)
Myeong-hoon Park ... Geun-se
Seo-joon Park ... Min
Keun-rok Park ... Yoon
Seong-Bong Ahn Seong-Bong Ahn ... Man Provoking Quarrel
Kang Echae Kang Echae ... Special Guest
Jeong Esuz Jeong Esuz ... CEO of Pizza Place
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Storyline

Jobless, penniless, and, above all, hopeless, the unmotivated patriarch, Ki-taek, and his equally unambitious family--his supportive wife, Chung-sook; his cynical twentysomething daughter, Ki-jung, and his college-age son, Ki-woo--occupy themselves by working for peanuts in their squalid basement-level apartment. Then, by sheer luck, a lucrative business proposition will pave the way for an insidiously subtle scheme, as Ki-woo summons up the courage to pose as an English tutor for the teenage daughter of the affluent Park family. Now, the stage seems set for an unceasing winner-take-all class war. How does one get rid of a parasite? Written by Nick Riganas

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Act like you own the place (USA) See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some violence and sexual content | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean | English

Release Date:

8 November 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Parasite See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$393,216, 13 October 2019

Gross USA:

$19,433,690

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$118,572,602
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

When Ki-Woo asks about the tutoring job near the beginning of the film , a bus passes behind him. This bus was timed by the director to pass as he asks the question. See more »

Goofs

At the end of the movie, when Ki-Taek opens the fridge to get food, all the magnets on the fridge are related to Switzerland (Bern flag, Swiss flag, Luzern bridge and Jungfraujoch). However, the new owner of the house is said to be German... See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Kim Ki-woo: Opening my eyes for the first time in a month, I saw a detective who looked nothing like a detective. Then the doctor who looked nothing like a doctor spoke. Even when I heard how much Ki-jung bled that day, even when I heard the words forgery, trespassing, foul play, murder, and that we were lucky to get away with probation. Even when I finally got to see Ki-jung's face, I kept laughing. Though when I went back and watched the news reports, I didn't laugh. Actually Mom and I had no...
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Connections

Referenced in Sardonicast: Parasite, Performance (feat. Dunkey) (2019) See more »

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Rodelinda: Act 2 - Spietati, io vi glurai
Written by George Frideric Handel
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A true masterpiece.
19 August 2019 | by zik-remorcaSee all my reviews

This movie is a gosh darn masterpiece. It will make you belly laugh, it will chill you to the bone, and it will make you shed a tear. This movie will stay with you long after the credits are over.

If you plan on watching this movie, AVOID SPOILERS AT ALL COSTS.


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