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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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Misplaced Familyhood

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Comedy | Drama | Thriller

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Official Sites:

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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

11 October 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Dolby Atmos

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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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A superb combination of comedy and tragedy, laugh and cry, joy and sympathy
28 June 2019 | by hiraishinnojutsuSee all my reviews

Comedy and tragedy, the combination of the two is what a Korean filmmaker really good at, and Bong Joon Ho is no exception. Started with comedy, you'll find yourself laughing and going with the flow as the movie suddenly change its color in the middle of it like you have never expected before: the reality of living in poverty in modern world, where one and one's family (and spouses) can automatically be dehumanized by society, with the same level of rats and cockroaches. The opposite goes for the movie itself, as it humanized itself when the two most tragic characters in the movie got snapped and decided that it's enough. One of the most important movie in 2019. Movies like this need to be produced more, and, if possible, outnumber the high-budgeted, massively-hyped, full-CGI, full-action movies.


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