Trailer
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Parasite

Runtime
2hrs 11mins
Directed by
Bong Joon Ho
Featuring
Kang-ho Song, Sun-kyun Lee, Yeo-jeong Jo
Film Language
Korean
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Winner of the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival.

Bong Joon Ho brings his singular mastery home to Korea in this pitch-black modern fairytale. Meet the Park Family: the picture of aspirational wealth. And the Kim Family, rich in street smarts but not much else. Be it chance or fate, these two houses are brought together and the Kims sense a golden opportunity. Masterminded by college-aged Ki-woo, the Kim children expediently install themselves as tutor and art therapist to the Parks.

Soon, a symbiotic relationship forms between the two families. The Kims provide “indispensable” luxury services while the Parks obliviously bankroll their entire household. When a parasitic interloper threatens the Kims’ newfound comfort, a savage, underhanded battle for dominance breaks out, threatening to destroy the fragile ecosystem between the Kims and the Parks. By turns darkly hilarious and heart-wrenching, Parasite showcases a modern master at the top of his game.

Reviews
Review Text

[Director Bong Joon Ho] delivers his funniest, most biting, and bleakest work to date.

Review Author
Ty Burr
Review Publication
Boston Globe
Review Text

Bong Joon Ho is some kind of genius and he tops himself with Parasite — it's explosive filmmaking on every level and one of the cinema high points of 2019 .

Review Author
Peter Travers
Review Publication
Rolling Stone
Review Text

Bong is back and on brilliant form, but he is unmistakably, roaringly furious, and it registers because the target is so deserving, so enormous, so 2019.

Review Author
Jessica Kiang
Review Publication
Variety

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