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  • Trailer 2 w/ English subtitiles
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Movie Info & Cast

Synopsis

All unemployed, Ki-taek's family takes peculiar interest in the wealthy and glamorous Parks for their livelihood until they get entangled in an unexpected incident.

Cast

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

Did You Know?

Trivia

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

    • 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.

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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.

Metacritic review by Jonathan Romney
Jonathan Romney
Screen International
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