Parasite (2019)

Parasite (2019)

(Gisaengchung)
(2019)

Misplaced familyhood.

A poor family's and a rich family's lives unexpectedly intersect in this Palme d'Or-winning tragicomedy from South Korean auteur, Bong Joon-Ho (Okja).... More

"Ki-taek's family of four is close, but fully unemployed, with a bleak future ahead of them. The son Ki-woo is recommended by his friend, a student at a prestigious university, for a well-paid tutoring job, spawning hopes of a regular income. Carrying the expectations of all his family, Ki-woo heads to the Park family home for an interview. Arriving at the house of Mr. Park, the owner of a global IT firm, Ki-woo meets Yeon-kyo, the beautiful young lady of the house. But following this first meeting between the two families, an unstoppable string of mishaps lies in wait." (Cannes Film Festival)Hide

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  • Parasite is generally gripping and finely crafted, standing up well as Bong's most mature state-of-the-nation statement since Memories of Murder in 2003. Full Review

  • As an escalating freak show of tension, surprise and class rage, "Parasite" would make a terrific double bill with Jordan Peele's "Us," which it matches and perhaps even surpasses in pact. Full Review

  • Bong is back and on brilliant form, but he is unmistakably, roaringly furious, and it registers because the target is so deserving, so enormous, so 2019: "Parasite" is a tick fat with the bitter blood of class rage. Full Review

  • ...the work of a director intoxicatingly in his element. Full Review

  • You expect the whole enterprise to come crashing down around his ears, but this is a film-maker in total control of his craft. Full Review