Parasite

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South Korea | 2019 | 132 minutes | Bong Joon-ho

Opens October 25, 2019

Ki-taek's (Kang-ho Song, The Host) family of four is close, but fully unemployed, with a bleak future ahead of them in director Bong Joon Ho's Palme d'Or winning new film.

The son Ki-woo (Woo-sik Choi, Train to Busan) 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 (Sun-kyun Lee, A Hard Day), the owner of a global IT firm, Ki-woo meets Yeon-kyo (Yeo-jeong Jo, The Target), the beautiful young lady of the house. But following this first meeting between the two families, an unstoppable string of mishaps lies in wait.

"Ditching the sci-fi elements that have defined his recent work in favor of a more grounded (but no less eccentric) story of life under the pall of late capitalism, Bong's latest offers another compassionate parable about how society can only be strong as its most vulnerable people."—David Ehrlich, IndieWire

  • Director: Bong Joon-ho
  • Principal Cast: Song Kang-ho, Lee Sun-kyun, Choi Woo-shik
  • Country: South Korea
  • Year: 2019
  • Running Time: 132 minutes
  • Screenplay: Bong Joon Ho, Jin-Won Han
  • Cinematographers: Hong Kyung Pyo
  • Language: Korean
  • Has Subtitles: Yes