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 two 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 the fragile ecosystem between the Kims and the Parks. By turns darkly hilarious and heart-wrenching, PARASITE showcases a modern master at the top of his game. Winner of the Palme d’Or at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival.
“Unquestionably one of the best films of the year…One of the most daring things I’ve seen in years narratively. The film constantly threatens to come apart…but Bong holds it all together, and the result is breathtaking.” —Brian Tallerico, rogerebert.com “An exhilarating and furious indictment of class struggle…mixing the social outrage of SNOWPIERCER, the wild humor of OKJA, the heartwarming family drama of THE HOST, and the slow-boil vengeance of MOTHER, Bong's latest work is a genre-hopping triumph.” —Barry Hertz, Globe and Mail “Palme d’Or-winning PARASITE begins as social satire…becom[ing] something else entirely, as satire morphs into a savage underclass morality lesson that recalls the home invasion tales of Michael Haneke and Jordan Peele.” —Peter Howell, Toronto Star
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