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Parasite (2019)

Gisaengchung (original title)
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Greed and class discrimination threaten the newly formed symbiotic relationship between the wealthy Park family and the destitute Kim clan.

Director:

Bong Joon Ho

Writers:

Bong Joon Ho (story by), Bong Joon Ho (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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23 ( 10)
Top Rated Movies #30 | Won 4 Oscars. Another 271 wins & 250 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Song Kang-Ho ... Ki Taek (as Song Kang Ho)
Lee Sun-kyun ... Dong Ik (as Lee Sun Kyun)
Cho Yeo-jeong ... Yeon Kyo (as Cho Yeo Jeong)
Choi Woo-sik ... Ki Woo (as Choi Woo Shik)
Park So-dam ... Ki Jung (as Park So Dam)
Lee Jeong-eun ... Moon Gwang (as Lee Jung Eun)
Jang Hye-Jin ... Chung Sook (as Chang Hyae Jin)
Park Myeong-hoon ... Geun Se (as Park Myeong Hoon)
Jung Ji-so ... Da Hye (as Jung Ziso)
Jung Hyun-jun ... Da Song (as Jung Hyeon Jun)
Park Keun-rok ... Driver Yoon (as Park Keun Rok)
Jeong Esuz Jeong Esuz ... CEO of Pizza Place (as Jeung Esuh)
Jo Jae-Myeong Jo Jae-Myeong ... CEO's Brother of Pizza Place
Jung Ik-han ... Neighbor (as Jung Ik Han)
Kim Kyu-Baek Kim Kyu-Baek ... Drunk Person 1
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Storyline

The Kims - mother and father Chung-sook and Ki-taek, and their young adult offspring, son Ki-woo and daughter Ki-jung - are a poor family living in a shabby and cramped half basement apartment in a busy lower working class commercial district of Seoul. Without even knowing it, they, especially Mr. and Mrs. Kim, literally smell of poverty. Often as a collective, they perpetrate minor scams to get by, and even when they have jobs, they do the minimum work required. Ki-woo is the one who has dreams of getting out of poverty by one day going to university. Despite not having that university education, Ki-woo is chosen by his university student friend Min, who is leaving to go to school, to take over his tutoring job to Park Da-hye, who Min plans to date once he returns to Seoul and she herself is in university. The Parks are a wealthy family who for four years have lived in their modernistic house designed by and the former residence of famed architect Namgoong. While Mr. and Mrs. Park ... Written by Huggo

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Taglines:

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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Trivia

The second wholly non-American and non-British film to win the Academy Award for Best Picture, after France's The Artist (2011). See more »

Goofs

The "servant family" gets out with their phones in their pocket and go to their home completely drenched in rain, then into almost neck-deep water. Yet, despite this, the next morning their phones keep working just fine as they all receive calls from the rich family. on those phones. See more »

Quotes

Ki-taek: They are rich but still nice.
Chung-sook, Ki-taek's wife: They are nice because they are rich.
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Alternate Versions

Also available in a black-and-white version. Instead of opting for a simple digital bleaching, Bong Joon Ho worked with a colorist and cinematographer to make sure each scene retained its texture. See more »

Connections

Featured in Half in the Bag: Doctor Sleep and Parasite (2020) See more »

Soundtracks

Rodelinda: Act 2 - Spietati, io vi glurai
Written by George Frideric Handel
Universal Music
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A true masterpiece.
19 August 2019 | by keezo9unoSee 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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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

Budget:

$11,400,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$393,216, 13 October 2019

Gross USA:

$53,369,749

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$258,818,737
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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