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

Official trailers

NEON on Wednesday, October 02, 2019 released the trailer:
Parasite - Now Playing in New York & Los Angeles.

Story intro

Kim Ki-taek, his wife Chung-sook, son Ki-woo, and daughter Ki-jeong live in a small semi-basement apartment, working low-paying jobs and struggling to make ends meet. Ki-woo's friend Min-hyuk, who is preparing to study abroad, gifts the Kim family with a scholar's rock which is supposed to bring them wealth. He suggests Ki-woo pose as a university student to take over Min-hyuk's job as an English tutor for the daughter of the wealthy Park family, Da-hye. Once Ki-woo is hired, the Kims all pose as sophisticated skilled workers, unrelated to each other, and integrate themselves into the lives of the Parks: Ki-woo begins a romantic relationship with Da-hye; Ki-jeong poses as an art therapist and is hired to teach youngest son Da-song; Ki-taek is hired as a chauffeur after Mr. Park's driver is fired when Ki-jeong frames him for having sex in the car; and Chung-sook is hired to replace the current housekeeper, Moon-gwang, after the Kims exploit her allergy to peaches, claiming that she has tuberculosis. When the Parks leave on a camping trip, the Kims occupy the mansion, revelling in its luxuries. That night, Moon-gwang returns, claiming that she left something in the basement. She opens a secret bunker, revealing that her husband, Geun-sae, has lived there for years to hide from loan sharks. As she begs Chung-sook to keep their secret, the eavesdropping Kims accidentally stumble into view. Moon-gwang threatens to expose their scam after realizing they are a family, leading to a fight.


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
Ji-so Jung
Park Da-hye (as Jung Ziso)
Ji-hye Lee
JaeWook Park
VR Specialist
Myeong-hoon Park
Seo-joon Park
Keun-rok Park
Seong-Bong Ahn
Man provoking quarrel
Kang Echae
Special Guest
Jeong Esuz
CEO of Pizza Place
Ik-han Jung
Dong-yong Lee
Drunk person 2
Jeong-eun Lee
Hyun-jun Jung
Park Da-song
Joo-hyung Lee
Party Guy 3
Hyo-shin Pak
Special Guest
Andreas Fronk
German Father


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), on October 17, 2019 (Germany) and on November 1, 2019 (Turkey) by CJ Entertainment (South Korea), Neon (USA), Madman Entertainment, MK2 Mile End, Provzglyad, September Film, The Jokers, Viva International Pictures, Alambique Destilaria de Ideias, Beijing Herui FIlm Culture, Clover Films, Curzon Artificial Eye, Filmcoopi Zürich, Filmladen, Golden Village Pictures, GSC Movies, Gutek Film, Impacto Cine, Koch Films, Les Bookmakers, La Aventura, Academy 2, Bitters End and Pandora Filmes.

The duration of the film is 132 minutes. With a budget of , (~US$11 million), the film grossed over $120.3 million.

The film had received a "R" rating.

External links

Official website:

IMDB: Gisaengchung

Wikipedia: Parasite (2019 film)

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