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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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Drama | Thriller

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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

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The third collaboration of director Bong Jun-ho and cinematographer Hong Kyung-pyo. Hong was also the cinematographer of the last year's Korean cinema at Cannes, "Burning." See more »

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Referenced in Evening Urgant: Nyusha (2019) See more »

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Social satire on steroids
2 June 2019 | by mot-stephaneSee all my reviews

Bong Joon-ho's Parasite is perfectly written, filmed, and played - a bit too much at times (did we need this Ri Chun-hee's impersonation, or was that a bonus for Western audiences?).

No spoilers, but you're forced to understand the gimchi will somehow hit the fan, to want to know, among all possible worst case scenarios, which one will prevail, and to enjoy the ever darker humor first permeating, then overflowing this over the top gem.

If this brilliant epic echoes Im Sang-soo's 'The Housemaid' & Kim Ki-duk's '3 iron', Bong remains a league of his own.


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