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  • Trailer 1
  • Trailer 2 w/ English subtitiles

Movie Info & Cast

Synopsis

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.

Cast

  • Kang-ho Song
  • Sun-kyun Lee
  • Yeo-jeong Jo
  • Woo-sik Choi
  • So-dam Park
  • Jeong-eun Lee
  • Hye-jin Jang
  • Ji-hye Lee
  • Ji-so Jung
  • Myeong-hoon Park

Did You Know?

Trivia

  • Won the Palme d'Or at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival, the first Korean film to ever do so.
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Goofs

  • Crank in basement to open door. Man could have let himself out. Edit* there is a metal thing stuck under the door keeping the man from using the crank.
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Quotes

    • Chung-sook, Ki-taek's wife: If I had all this I would be kinder.
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Metacritic

100
Oct 10, 2019

Parasite, maybe the best film Bong has yet made, begins as a social-realist drama about a poor family struggling to find work in modern-day Seoul. By the end of its brisk two hours and 11 minutes, it will have cycled through black comedy, social satire, suspense, and slapstick.

Metacritic review by Dana Stevens
Dana Stevens
Slate
90
May 23, 2019

Parasite is a malign delight from start to finish, with a Machiavellian sense of mischief and a cinematic brio that shows Bong revelling in his Hitchcockian control of somewhat Buñuelian material.

Jonathan Romney
Screen Daily
70
May 23, 2019

Like much of Bong’s work, Parasite is cumbersomely plotted and heavy-handed in its social commentary. The largely naturalistic treatment here may also alienate some of his fantasy fanboy constituency. That said, this prickly contemporary drama still feels more coherent and tonally assured than Snowpiercer or Okja, and packs a timely punch that will resonate in our financially tough, politically polarized times.

Metacritic review by Stephen Dalton
Stephen Dalton
The Hollywood Reporter