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Parasite (2019)

Gisaengchung (original title)
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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.

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Joon Ho Bong

Writers:

Joon Ho Bong (screenplay) (as Joon-ho Bong), Jin Won Han (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Kang-ho Song ... Kim Ki-taek
Sun-kyun Lee ... Park Dong-ik
Yeo-jeong Jo ... Park Yeon-kyo
Woo-sik Choi ... Kim Ki-woo
Hye-jin Jang ... Kim Chung-sook (as Hyae Jin Chang)
So-dam Park ... Kim Ki-jung
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kang Echae Kang Echae ... Special Guest
Jeong Esuz Jeong Esuz ... CEO of Pizza Place
Andreas Fronk ... German Father
Hyun-jun Jung ... Park Da-song
Ik-han Jung ... Neighbor
Ji-so Jung ... Park Da-hye (as Jung Ziso)
Jeong-eun Lee ... Moon-gwang
Ji-hye Lee ... Singer
Joo-hyung Lee ... Party Guy 3
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Jobless, penniless, and, above all, hopeless, the unmotivated patriarch, Ki-taek, and his equally unambitious family--his supportive wife, Chung-sook; his cynical twentysomething daughter, Ki-jung, and his college-age son, Ki-woo--occupy themselves by working for peanuts in their squalid basement-level apartment. Then, by sheer luck, a lucrative business proposition will pave the way for an insidiously subtle scheme, as Ki-woo summons up the courage to pose as an English tutor for the teenage daughter of the affluent Park family. Now, the stage seems set for an unceasing winner-take-all class war. How does one get rid of a parasite? Written by Nick Riganas

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Official Sites:

Official Site [Australia]

Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

11 October 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Parasite See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$90,067,340
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Dolby Atmos

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2.39:1
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Winner of 2019 Official Competition Prize at Sydney Film Festival. See more »

Quotes

Chung-sook, Ki-taek's wife: If I had all this I would be kinder.
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Referenced in Evening Urgant: Nyusha (2019) See more »

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Soju One Glass
Original song by Joon Ho Bong (lyrics) and Jaeil Jung
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Weirdly brilliant film from Mr. Bong
19 August 2019 | by sandeepventrapragada98See all my reviews

Well written and performed also technically shines cinematography & bgm are too good and there's not even a single lag it's perfectly edited. Probably the best experience in recent times. I'd like to say Korean films sounds much better than any other film industries in nowadays, of course cinema has no language barriers but the emotions they project are just insanely exceptional. If you like weird thrillers then you shouldn't miss Mr. Bong joon-ho's Parasite.


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