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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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35 ( 12)
Top Rated Movies #30 | Won 4 Oscars. Another 277 wins & 251 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kang-ho Song ... 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:

Misplaced familyhood (Australia/New Zealand/Singapore) 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

Shot in 77 days. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 30 mins) When the Kims are sneaking out of the house while the Parks are sleeping on the couch, the Kim's are barefoot. When seen running home they somehow now have their shoes. If they had left their shoes at the entrance the Parks would likely have noticed them. It would be more likely they would have left them in the garage. See more »

Quotes

Moon-gwang: Don't fucking call me sis, you filthy bitch!
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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

Referenced in Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Modi (2020) See more »

Soundtracks

In Ginocchio Da Te
Performed by Gianni Morandi
Sony Music
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An original dark comedy about class struggles
12 January 2020 | by impeyrules-54634See all my reviews

This is a well written and well perfomed original film. With a lot of repetitive cinema these day i felt this was something new. I felt connected and engaged with the character throughout the film. There are several well directed tense moments throughout the film. A popular topic of class struggled well portrayed. Its always nice to see foreign language films having worldwide success.


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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:

$258,830,421
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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