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- Kang-ho Song
- Sun-kyun Lee
- Yeo-jeong Jo
- Woo-sik Choi
- Hye-jin Jang
- So-dam Park
- Kang Echae
- Jeong Esuz
- Andreas Fronk
- Hyun-jun Jung
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- Winner of the Palme d'Or at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival, the first Korean film to ever do so.
- Chung-sook, Ki-taek's wife: If I had all this I would be kinder.
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JUST WATCH IT. It won that prestigious award for a reason.
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.
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.
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.