One family infiltrates the life of another. The Palme d’Or winner Parasite is a thrilling, darkly funny look at social disparity in South Korea.
From master, Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-ho (Okja, Snowpiercer) comes the Palme d’Or winning comedic thriller Parasite. Ki-taek (Song Kang ho) and his family of four are living meal-to-meal in the slums of South Korea. They’re close, but completely unemployed, with a bleak future ahead of them.
Hope comes when the son Ki-woo (Choi Woo-sik) is recommended by his friend for a well-paid tutoring job, spawning hopes of a regular income. Carrying the expectations of all his family, Ki-woo heads to the Park family home for an interview. He gets the job and quickly realises the Park family could be the solution to his family’s money problems. One by one Ki-woo and his family infiltrate the Park’s home masquerading as staff and tutors, setting off a mysterious, and often tense, chain of events.
The first Korean film to win the Palme d’Or at Cannes Film Festival, Parasite is a darkly funny story of simmering class tensions, income inequality and human desperation that has cemented Bong Joon-ho as one of the world’s most inventive and captivating filmmakers.
Cast & Crew
Director Bong Joon-ho
Writers Han Jin Won, Bong Joon Ho
Stars Song kang-ho, Choi woo-sik, Lee sun-kylin, Jo yeo-jeong
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