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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:

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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Taglines:

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:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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In an interview with a Korean magazine Cine21, Director Bong said of his experience in filming in hyper rich Korean home. He said his hand literally shook from anxiety when he was returning a trash can that was used as a prop: the trash can was of high-tech variety that stayed silent even when the lid was closed and cost as much as US $2,500. See more »

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Incredible Slow Burning Thriller and a Social Satire From Joon-ho Bong
11 July 2019 | by jackamccallumSee all my reviews

Parasite is a film that is so well crafted, so well told and original that I was left thinking non stop about it for days. Parasite is a film that you should know as little as possible about before watching as it weaves such an interesting and compelling narrative that will have you hooked in minutes. It is occasionally funny, often tense, sometimes shocking and always interesting. Within ten minutes of watching the film I figured out that this would be a slow burning film where the tension rises until everything comes to ahead and it did not disappoint. The film isn't shot in a flashy stylish way but it is still beautiful to look at and is shot superbly and subtly. The acting is good across the board with all the main cast getting moments to shine. The characters are all well thought out and three dimensional all having their own desires and motives. Parasite also has a strong social commentary to make (that I wont discuss for spoilers sake) but is not heavy handed and is slightly present at the beginning before it hits you hard towards the end. This film is so close to perfect but is let down by its ending. If the film had left the ending more ambiguous and finished 5-10 minutes earlier I would have given Parasite a ten. After seeing the film there is no question on why it won the Palme d'Or at Cannes and is one of the best films of 2019 by far.


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