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Parasite

2019 - KOREAN - MOVIE

ComedyCrimeDramaThriller

The Kims - mother and father Chung-sook and Ki-taek, and their young adult offspring, son Ki-woo and daughter Ki-jung - are a poor family living in a shabby and cramped half basement apartment in a busy lower working class commercial district of Seoul. Without even knowing it, they, especially Mr. and Mrs. Kim, literally smell of poverty. Often as a collective, they perpetrate minor scams to get by, and even when they have jobs, they do the minimum work required. Ki-woo is the one who has dreams of getting out of poverty by one day going to university. Despite not having that university education, Ki-woo is chosen by his university student friend Min, who is leaving to go to school, to take over his tutoring job to Park Da-hye, who Min plans to date once he returns to Seoul and she herself is in university. The Parks are a wealthy family who for four years have lived in their modernistic house designed by and the former residence of famed architect Namsoong. While Mr. and Mrs. Park are all about status, Mrs. Park has a flighty, simpleminded mentality and temperament, which Min tells Ki-woo to feel comfortable in lying to her about his education to get the job. In getting the job, Ki-woo further learns that Mrs. Park is looking for an art therapist for the Parks' adolescent son, Da-song, Ki-woo quickly recommending his professional art therapist friend Jessica, really Ki-jung who he knows can pull off the scam in being the easiest liar of the four Kims. In Ki-woo also falling for Da-hye, he begins to envision himself in that house, and thus the Kims as a collective start a plan for all the Kims, like Ki-jung using assumed names, to replace existing servants in the Parks' employ in orchestrating reasons for them to be fired. The most difficult to get rid of may be Moon-gwang, the Parks' housekeeper who literally came with the house - she Namsoong's housekeeper when he lived there - and thus knows all the little nooks and crannies of it better than the Parks themselves. The question then becomes how far the Kims can take this scam in their quest to become their version of the Parks. Written by Huggo Parasite is a 2019 Korean Korean-language Comedy Crime movie starring Song Kang-ho, Lee Sun-kyun, Cho Yeo-jeong, Choi Woo-shik, Park So-dam, Lee Jung-eun and Maurer Katrin. Barunson E&A was the production house involved in the project along with executive producer(s) Kwak Sin Ae, Kwak Sin-ae, Moon Yang-kwon, Bong Joon-ho and Jang Young-hwan. Parasite is written by Joon-ho Bong and directed by Joon-ho Bong and Bong Joon-ho. CJ Entertainment acquired the distribution rights for the film. Parasite was released on 27th June 2019 and takes a screen time of 132 minutes. Parasite was made on a budget of $13 billion and at the box office it grossed only $266 million. The screenplay for the movie was written by Bong Joon-ho and Han Jin-won. Cinematography was done by Hong Kyung-pyo and editing by Yang Jin-mo. The music was composed by Jung Jae-il.
entertainingprovokingpowerfulhyperactive
  • Jini Score
    98%
  • Critics Score
    88%
  • Rating
    8.6/10
  • Box Office
    $ 266 Million
  • Jini Score
    98%
  • Critics Score
    88%
  • Rating
    8.6/10
  • Box Office
    $ 266 Million
entertainingprovokingpowerfulhyperactive
The Kims - mother and father Chung-sook and Ki-taek, and their young adult offspring, son Ki-woo and daughter Ki-jung - are a poor family living in a shabby and cramped half basement apartment in a busy lower working class commercial district of Seoul. Without even knowing it, they, especially Mr. and Mrs. Kim, literally smell of poverty. Often as a collective, they perpetrate minor scams to get by, and even when they have jobs, they do the minimum work required. Ki-woo is the one who has dreams of getting out of poverty by one day going to university. Despite not having that university education, Ki-woo is chosen by his university student friend Min, who is leaving to go to school, to take over his tutoring job to Park Da-hye, who Min plans to date once he returns to Seoul and she herself is in university. The Parks are a wealthy family who for four years have lived in their modernistic house designed by and the former residence of famed architect Namsoong. While Mr. and Mrs. Park are all about status, Mrs. Park has a flighty, simpleminded mentality and temperament, which Min tells Ki-woo to feel comfortable in lying to her about his education to get the job. In getting the job, Ki-woo further learns that Mrs. Park is looking for an art therapist for the Parks' adolescent son, Da-song, Ki-woo quickly recommending his professional art therapist friend Jessica, really Ki-jung who he knows can pull off the scam in being the easiest liar of the four Kims. In Ki-woo also falling for Da-hye, he begins to envision himself in that house, and thus the Kims as a collective start a plan for all the Kims, like Ki-jung using assumed names, to replace existing servants in the Parks' employ in orchestrating reasons for them to be fired. The most difficult to get rid of may be Moon-gwang, the Parks' housekeeper who literally came with the house - she Namsoong's housekeeper when he lived there - and thus knows all the little nooks and crannies of it better than the Parks themselves. The question then becomes how far the Kims can take this scam in their quest to become their version of the Parks. Written by Huggo Parasite is a 2019 Korean Korean-language Comedy Crime movie starring Song Kang-ho, Lee Sun-kyun, Cho Yeo-jeong, Choi Woo-shik, Park So-dam, Lee Jung-eun and Maurer Katrin. Barunson E&A was the production house involved in the project along with executive producer(s) Kwak Sin Ae, Kwak Sin-ae, Moon Yang-kwon, Bong Joon-ho and Jang Young-hwan. Parasite is written by Joon-ho Bong and directed by Joon-ho Bong and Bong Joon-ho. CJ Entertainment acquired the distribution rights for the film. Parasite was released on 27th June 2019 and takes a screen time of 132 minutes. Parasite was made on a budget of $13 billion and at the box office it grossed only $266 million. The screenplay for the movie was written by Bong Joon-ho and Han Jin-won. Cinematography was done by Hong Kyung-pyo and editing by Yang Jin-mo. The music was composed by Jung Jae-il.

Parasite Reviews and Ratings

Average Review Rating : 5.0/5

100%

Positive Review Rating : 78%

78%
  • Austin Chronicle

    Opportunities, it is made clear, are rare in South Korean society: and so when old family friend Min hyuk (Park Seo joon) offers Ki woo a shot, hes going to leap on it. ( Read More )
  • Mid Day

    This is the freshest, most inventive and consistently surprising plotting weve seen in a long time. ( Read More )
  • News 18

    If youve never watched a foreign film before, start with Parasite. ( Read More )
  • Parasite offers a cleverly paced, thoroughly entertaining blend of sumptuous visuals and wickedly dark humour. ( Read More )
  • India Today

    Their current source of income is folding pizza boxes for a pizza delivery joint, and it doesnt take someone solid knowledge in World Cinema to know that that money isnt going to be enough to feed ... ( Read More )
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