Parasite is a 2019 South Korean black comedy thriller film directed by Bong Joon-ho.
Starring Song Kang-ho, Sun-kyun Lee, Yeo-jeong Jo, Woo-sik Choi, So-dam Park, Jeong-eun Lee, Hye-jin Jang, Myeong-hoon Park, Ji-so Jung, Hyun-jun Jung and others.
NEON on Wednesday, October 02, 2019 released the trailer:
Parasite - Now Playing in New York & Los Angeles.
The Kim family - father Ki-taek, mother Chung-sook, daughter Ki-jung and son Ki-woo - live in a small semi-basement apartment (banjiha), have low-paying temporary jobs as pizza box folders, and struggle to make ends meet. University student Min-hyuk, a friend of Ki-woo's, gives the family a scholar's rock meant to promise wealth. Leaving to study abroad, he suggests that Ki-woo takes over his job as an English tutor for the wealthy Park family, though Ki-woo is initially hesitant. Ki-jung forges a diploma from Yonsei University for Ki-woo to help him get hired; upon arrival, Mrs. Park decides they will call him "Kevin".
The Kim family infiltrates the lives of the Parks by recommending each other's services, posing as unrelated and highly qualified workers. Ki-woo tutors and begins a romance with the Parks' daughter, Da-hye. Ki-jung poses as "Jessica", an art therapist to the Parks' hyperactive young son, Da-song. Ki-jung frames Mr Park's chauffeur as having had sex in the car by leaving her underwear beneath the passenger seat for Mr. Park to discover, and Ki-taek is hired to replace him. Finally, Chung-sook takes over as the Parks' housekeeper after the Kims exploit the severe peach allergy of the long-time housekeeper, Moon-gwang, and convince Mrs. Park that she has tuberculosis.
When the Parks leave on a camping trip for Da-song's birthday, the Kims revel in the luxuries of the Park residence. Moon-gwang returns, telling Chung-sook she has left something in the house's basement, and reveals the hidden entrance to an underground bunker created by the house's architect and previous owner. Moon-gwang's husband, Geun-sae, has been secretly living underneath the home for years, hiding from loan sharks after his Taiwanese bakery failed and left him in huge debt. Chung-sook refuses Moon-gwang's pleas to help Geun-sae remain in the bunker, but the eavesdropping Kims accidentally reveal to Moon-gwang the truth about them, leading her to gain the upper hand.
Here is the full cast and characters of Parasite.
The film Parasite was scheduled to be released on May 21, 2019 (Cannes, 2019 Cannes Film Festival), on May 30, 2019 (South Korea), on June 5, 2019 (France), on October 11, 2019 (United States), on October 17, 2019 (Germany), on November 1, 2019 (Turkey), on November 7, 2019 (Brazil), on December 5, 2019 (Hungary) and on February 7, 2020 (United Kingdom) by CJ Entertainment, Neon, Mozinet, Academy 2, Alambique Destilaria de Ideias, Beijing Herui FIlm Culture, Bitters End, Cinépolis, Clover Films, Curzon Artificial Eye, Cuvision, Filmcoopi Zürich, Filmladen, GSC Movies, Golden Village Pictures, Gutek Film, Impacto Cine, Koch Films, La Aventura, Les Bookmakers, MK2 Mile End, Madman Entertainment, Pandora Filmes, Phars Film, Provzglyad, September Film, Seven Films, StudioCanal UK, The Jokers, Viva International Pictures, ETV 2, Gravel Road Distribution Group, The Criterion Collection and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (UPHE).
The duration of the film is 132 minutes. With a budget of , (~US$11.4 million), the film grossed over $266 million.
The film Parasite is rated with "R" rating.
Parasite filming. Principal photography began on 18 May 2018 and ended 124 days later on 19 September 2018.
More information about Parasite you can get at:
Official website: madmanfilms.com.au/parasite
Wikipedia: Parasite (2019 film)