STARS:  Kang-ho Song, Sun-kyun Lee, Yeo-jeong Jo

DIRECTOR: Bong Joon Ho


What keeps you rapt in Parasite is the visual wit — every shot distills the movie’s themes — and the richness of the characters and performances.
David Edelstein

South Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-ho already has an impeccable track record, but he’s stepped up his game with this brilliant, powerfully revealing social satire.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Common Sense Media

Parasite ~ Gisaengchung (original title)

R for language, some violence and sexual content

Runtime: 2:12

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Bong Joon Ho brings his singular mastery home to Korea in this pitch-black modern fairytale.

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 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 to destroy 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.

6 OSCAR Nominations!

Best motion picture of the year nominees: Kwak Sin Ae and Bong Joon Ho, Producers

Achievement in directing nominees: Bong Joon Ho

Achievement in film editing nominees: Yang Jinmo

Best international feature film of the year nominees: South Korea Directed by Bong Joon Ho

Achievement in production design nominees: Production Design: Lee Ha Jun Set Decoration: Cho Won Woo

Original screenplay nominees: Screenplay by Bong Joon Ho, Han Jin Won Story by Bong Joon Ho

In Korean with English subtitles

PARASITE - Golden Globe winner:

Best Foreign Language Film