Parasite is a 2019 South Korean dark comedy thriller film directed by Bong Joon-ho.

Official trailers

NEON on Wednesday, October 02, 2019 released the trailer:
Parasite - In Theaters October 11.

Story intro

Kim Ki-taek, an unemployed driver, lives with his wife Choong-sook, son Ki-woo and daughter Ki-jeong in a shabby semi-basement apartment. The family struggles to survive, working low-paying gigs such as folding pizza boxes. Ki-woo's friend Min-hyuk visits the family and gifts them a large rock supposed to bring them wealth, before he leaves to study abroad. He suggests Ki-woo take over his job as an English tutor for the wealthy Park family's youngest daughter, Da-hye. In the lavish Park mansion, Ki-woo is interviewed by Mrs. Park to tutor Da-hye, and is hired after Mrs. Park sees his talents in action. Learning of Mrs. Park's struggle to find an art teacher for her younger child, Da-song, Ki-woo suggests a "professional" named Jessica, who in reality is Ki-jeong. Once hired, Ki-jeong gets Mr. Park's driver fired and replaced with her "Uncle Kim": Ki-taek. The Kims soon get housekeeper Moon-kwang fired, with Choong-sook hired in her place, employing the entire Kim family. The Parks go on an overnight camping trip, leaving the mansion in Choong-sook's care. The Kims take the opportunity to have a drunken party in the mansion, during which Ki-woo confesses to his family that he is in love with Da-hye. In the middle of their celebration, Moon-kwang rings the bell and claims that she came to retrieve something in the basement. The other Kims hide, then Choong-sook lets Moon-kwang in. Heading to the basement, the former housekeeper opens a secret bunker, revealing that her husband, Geun-sae, has been hiding for 4 years to avoid loan sharks. As Choong-sook threatens to call the police, the rest of the Kims, eavesdropping, accidentally stumble into view. Moon-kwang quickly records footage of the new "staff" addressing each other as father and children, then threatens to send the clip to the Parks.


Kang-ho Song
Kim Ki-taek
Sun-kyun Lee
Park Dong-ik
Yeo-jeong Jo
Park Yeon-kyo
Woo-sik Choi
Kim Ki-woo
Hye-jin Jang
Kim Chung-sook (as Hyae Jin Chang)
So-dam Park
Kim Ki-jung
Kang Echae
Special Guest
Jeong Esuz
CEO of Pizza Place
Andreas Fronk
German Father
Hyun-jun Jung
Park Da-song
Ik-han Jung
Ji-so Jung
Park Da-hye (as Jung Ziso)
Jeong-eun Lee
Ji-hye Lee
Joo-hyung Lee
Party Guy 3
Hyo-shin Pak
Special Guest
JaeWook Park
VR Specialist
Keun-rok Park
Myeong-hoon Park
Seo-joon Park


Principal photography began on 18 May 2018 and ended 77 days later, on 19 September 2018.

The film Parasite was scheduled to be released on May 21, 2019 (Cannes, 2019 Cannes Film Festival), on May 30, 2019 (South Korea, Brazil), on June 5, 2019 (France), on October 11, 2019 (United States) and on October 17, 2019 (Germany) by CJ Entertainment, Bitters End, Filmcoopi Zürich, GSC Movies, Golden Village Pictures, Gutek Film, Impacto Cine, Les Bookmakers, MK2 Mile End, Neon, September Film, Viva International Pictures, Alambique Destilaria de Ideias, Beijing Herui FIlm Culture, Clover Films, Curzon Artificial Eye, Koch Films, Madman Entertainment, Provzglyad and The Jokers.

The duration of the film is 132 minutes. With a budget of roughly US$11 million, the film grossed over US$90.1 million.

The film had received a "R" rating.

External links

IMDB: Gisaengchung

Wikipedia: Parasite (2019 film)

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