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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.

Director:

Bong Joon Ho (as Joon-ho Bong)

Writers:

Jin Won Han (screenplay), Bong Joon Ho (screenplay) (as Bong Joon-ho)
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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

Credited cast:
Kang-ho Song ... Kim Ki-taek
Yeo-jeong Jo ... Park Yeon-kyo
So-dam Park ... Kim Ki-jung
Woo-sik Choi ... Kim Ki-woo
Seo-joon Park ... Min
Sun-kyun Lee ... Park Dong-ik
Ji-so Jung ... Park Da-hye (as Jung Ziso)
Jeong-eun Lee ... Moon-gwang
Hye-jin Jang ... Kim Chung-sook (as Hyae Jin Chang)
Andreas Fronk ... German Father
Myeong-hoon Park ... Geun-se
Ji-hye Lee ... Singer
Hyun-jun Jung ... Park Da-song
Joo-hyung Lee ... Party Guy 3
Keun-rok Park ... Yoon
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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

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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

Release Date:

30 May 2019 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Parasite See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$384,216, 13 October 2019

Gross USA:

$384,216

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$91,505,689
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39:1
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Trivia

At Munich Film Festival he stated that he actually does not like screen writing and that it makes him nervous and insufferable for his family. The idea for Parasite has existed since 2015, the final script has been written within three and a half months. See more »

Quotes

Ki-taek: [to his son] You know what kind of plan never fails? No plan. No plan at all. You know why? Because life cannot be planned. Look around you. Did you think these people made a plan to sleep in the sports hall with you? But here we are now, sleeeping together on the floor. So, there's no need for a plan. You can't go wrong with no plans. We don't need to make a plan for anything. It doesn't matter what will happen next. Even if the country gets destroyed or sold out, nobody cares. Got it?
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Referenced in Evening Urgant: Nyusha (2019) See more »

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Rodelinda
Opera by George Frideric Handel
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Weirdly brilliant film from Mr. Bong
19 August 2019 | by sandeepventrapragada98See all my reviews

Well written and performed also technically shines cinematography & bgm are too good and there's not even a single lag it's perfectly edited. Probably the best experience in recent times. I'd like to say Korean films sounds much better than any other film industries in nowadays, of course cinema has no language barriers but the emotions they project are just insanely exceptional. If you like comedy/trauma thrillers then you shouldn't miss Mr. Bong joon-ho's Parasite.


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