Winner of the coveted 2019 Cannes’ Palme d’Or, PARASITE is an utterly genius and thought-provoking look at contemporary themes on social class, disguised in thrilling genre, and finds writer-director Bong Joon-ho (SNOWPIERCER, OKJA) in near-total command of his craft.
Ki-taek’s family of four is close, but fully unemployed, with a bleak future ahead of them. The son Ki-woo is recommended by his friend, a student at a prestigious university, 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. Arriving at the house of Mr. Park, the owner of a global IT firm, Ki-woo meets Yeon-kyo, the beautiful young lady of the house. But following this first meeting between the two families, an unstoppable string of mishaps lies in wait.
Winner – 2019 Palme d’Or
"A nerve-racking masterpiece whose spell lingers long after its haunting final image." Vulture
"The social commentary is almost as powerful as the plot itself." BBC
"Giddy one moment, unbearably tense the next, and always so entertaining and fine-tuned that you don’t even notice when it’s changing gears, “Parasite” takes all of the beats you expect to find in a Bong film and shrinks them down with clockwork precision." IndieWire
- Director Bong Joon Ho
- Cast Cho Yeo-Jeong, Choi Woo-Shik, Kang-Ho Song
- Duration 60 min
- Rating CTC
- Genre Drama