Gisaengchung [Parasite] (2019)

Director: Bong Joon Ho
Writer: Bong Joon Ho, Jin-won Han
Cast: Kang-ho Song, Sun-kyun Lee, Yeo-jeong Cho, Woo-sik Choi, So-dam Park, Lee Jeong-eun, Jang Hye-jin, Park Myeong-hoon, Ji-so Jung, Hyun-jun Jung
Seen on: 22.10.2019

Content Note: (critical treatment of) classism

The Kim family – father Ki Taek (Kang-ho Song), mother Chung Sook (Jang Hye-jin) and their adult children Ki Woo (Woo-sik Choi) and Ki Jung (So-dam Park) – are barely scraping by on odd jobs, and the occasional grift. When Ki Woo hears of a position as an English teacher for the wealthy Park family, or rather their daughter, it’s a foot in the door for the entire Kim family. And they have no qualms seizing every opportunity, no matter what it may mean for other people.

Parasite is a fascinating film that develops in unexpected directions more than once. It alls packs quite the social commentary. I really enjoyed it.

The film poster showing the Kim family lounging in the Park family home. Their eyes are covered as if to anonymize them. A pair of naked legs can be seen at the front of the image.
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