Parasite is a 2019 South Korean black comedy thriller film directed by Bong Joon-ho.
The starring cast includes 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 take over his job as an English tutor for the daughter of the wealthy Park family, Da-hye. Ki-woo poses as a Yonsei University student and is hired by the Parks.
The Kim family recommends one another as unrelated and highly qualified workers to take over as servants of the Parks. Ki-woo tutors and seduces Da-hye. Ki-jung poses as "Jessica", an art therapist to the Parks' young son, Da-song. Ki-jung frames Mr Park's chauffeur for having sex in the car, by leaving her underwear there, and Ki-taek is hired to replace him. Finally, Chung-sook takes over as the Parks' housekeeper after the Kims exploit the peach allergy of the long-time housekeeper, Moon-gwang, to convince Mrs Park that she has tuberculosis.
When the Parks leave on a camping trip, the Kims revel in the luxuries of their residence. Moon-gwang appears at the door, telling Chung-sook she has left something in the basement. She enters a hidden entrance to an underground bunker created by the architect and previous owner, where Moon-gwang's husband, Geun-sae, has been secretly living for over four years, hiding from loan sharks. Chung-sook refuses Moon-gwang's pleas to help Geun-sae remain in the bunker, but the eavesdropping Kims accidentally reveal themselves. Moon-gwang films them and threatens to send the video to the Parks.
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, Future Film, Bir Film, Academy 2, Alambique Destilaria de Ideias, Beijing Herui FIlm Culture, Bitters End, CGV Arthouse, CJ CGV Viet Nam, Cinépolis, Clover Films, Curzon Artificial Eye, Cuvision, Filmcoopi Zürich, Filmladen, Golden Screen Cinemas, Golden Village Pictures, Gutek Film, Impacto Cine, Koch Films, La Aventura, Les Bookmakers, MK2 Mile End, Madman Entertainment, Madman Films, Pandora Filmes, Phars Film, Provzglyad, September Film, Seven Films, The Jokers, Viva International Pictures, The Criterion Collection, ETV 2, Fan-Force Films, Film1, Gravel Road Distribution Group, Source 1 Media, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (UPHE) and Videomite.
The duration of the film is 132 minutes. With a budget of , (~US$11.4 million), the film grossed over $264.4 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.
Parasite got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 8.6/10.
More information about Parasite you can get at:
Official website: madmanfilms.com.au/parasite
Wikipedia: Parasite (2019 film)