"Parasite" is a 2019 South Korean black comedy thriller film directed by Bong Joon-ho.
The starring cast includes Lee Sun-kyun, Park So-dam, Song Kang-ho, Cho Yeo-jeong, Choi Woo-shik, Jung Ji-so, Park Keun-rok, Lee Jung-eun, Jang Hye-jin, Choi Woo-sik and others.

Here are "Parasite" movie trailer, plot summary, full cast and characters, release date, streaming services and everything we know so far.


Is there a trailer for Parasite movie?

NEON on Wednesday, October 02, 2019 released the trailer for "Parasite" you can watch here:
Parasite - Now Playing in New York & Los Angeles.

Plot summary

What is Parasite movie plot?

Here is a short review of "Parasite" movie plot summary.

The Kim (Park So-dam) family - father Ki-taek, mother Chung-sook, son Ki-woo and daughter Ki-jung - 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 pose as a university student to 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-jung poses as "Jessica" and, using Ki-Woo (Choi Woo-sik) as a reference, becomes an art therapist to the Parks' young son, Da-song. Ki-jung frames Mr Park's chauffeur for having sex in the car, then recommends Ki-taek 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 before 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 homeowner, 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 expose their ruse to the Parks.


Who plays who in the Parasite movie?

Here is the full cast and characters of "Parasite" movie. Actors and actresses are sorted mostly in credits order.

Lee Sun-kyun  as Park Dong-ik (Nathan; ) Father of the Park family and a successful businessman
Park So-dam  as Kim Ki-jung (Jessica; ) Daughter of the Kim family
Jung Ji-so  as Park Da-hye () Daughter of the Park family
Park Keun-rok  as Yoon () Kim Ki-taek's predecessor as Park Dong-ik's chauffeur
Kang-ho Song  as Ki Taek (as Song Kang Ho)
Yeo-jeong Cho  as Yeon Kyo (as Cho Yeo Jeong)
Choi Woo-sik  as Ki Woo (as Choi Woo Shik)
Lee Jeong-eun  as Moon Gwang (as Lee Jung Eun)
Jang Hye-Jin  as Chung Sook (as Chang Hyae Jin)
Park Myeong-hoon  as Geun Se (as Park Myeong Hoon)
Jung Hyun-jun  as Da Song (as Jung Hyeon Jun)
Jeong Esuz  as CEO of Pizza Place (as Jeung Esuh)
Jo Jae-Myeong  as CEO's Brother of Pizza Place
Jung Ik-han  as Neighbor (as Jung Ik Han)
Kim Kyu-Baek  as Drunk Person 1
Hwang In Kyung  as Internet Cafe Staff
Ahn Seong-Bong  as Street Fighting Person 1 (as Ahn Seong Bong)
Kim Jin Hyung  as Street Fighting Person 2
Yoon Young-woo  as Mercedes Benz Dealer (as Yoon Young Woo)
Park JaeWook  as VR Expert (as Park Jae Wook)
Kang Hyun Gyu  as Employee of Dong ik Company 1
Seo Hee Young  as Employee of Dong ik Company 2
Dong-yong Lee  as Drunk Person 2 (as Lee Dong Yong)
An Jing San  as Shelter's Public Servant
Jeong A Reum  as Refugee Woman (as Jeong A. Reum)
Kim Jung Woo  as Party Man 1
Kim Geon  as Party Man 2
Joo-hyung Lee  as Party Man 3 (as Lee Ju Hyung)
Jung Jae Hoon  as Party Man 4
Yang Sun Young  as Party Woman 1
Lee Lu A.  as Party Woman 2
Lee Sang Kyung  as Party Woman 3
Ji-hye Lee  as Soprano (as Lee Ji Hye)
Kim Bo Ryoung  as Cellist
Kim E. Seul  as Party Member
Kim Hyea-ryun  as Party Member
Kim Young Jo  as Party Member
Kim Sung Joon  as Party Member
Kim Sung Su  as Party Member
Kim Ha Eun  as Party Member
Park Mi Ae  as Party Member
Park Hye Sook  as Party Member
Baik Seung Hwan  as Party Member
Park Jae Wan  as Party Member
Park Ga Bin  as Party Member
Seol Min  as Party Member
Seo Han Gyeol  as Party Member
Oh Mu Yong  as Party Member
Lee Si Hoo  as Party Member
Lee Si Hoon  as Detective
Lee In Kyung  as Party Member
Lee Si Eun  as Party Member
Lee Do Woon  as Party Member
Oh Byeol Ha  as Party Member
Kim Yooin  as Party Member
Yu Chae Ryeon  as Party Member
Jang Ye Won  as Party Member
Jung Se Hyun  as Party Member
Jeong Il Hwa  as Party Member
Jee Yeon  as Party Member
Ji Hye Yeong  as Party Member
Je Seung Hyun  as Party Member
Choi Ji Won  as Party Member
Hee Ha Woun  as Party Member
Riccardo Ferraresso  as Italian Chef
Choi Jeong- Hyun  as Chef's Assistant
Ko Kwan Jae  as Doctor
Seo Pok Hyun  as JTBC Reporter
Shim Su Mi  as JTBC Reporter
Joon Hye Ri  as JTBC News Reporter
Dong Hyun-Beak  as Following Detective
Jang Ji Woo  as Nurse
Andreas Fronk  as German Father
Anna Elisabeth Rihlmann  as German Mother
Melinda McDonald  as German Daughter
Sean Thomas  as German Son
Rosie Peralta  as Housekeeper
Hee Lee Eun  as Real Estate Agent 1
Kim Se In  as Real Estate Agent 2
Han Mi Ja  as Supermarket Owner
Ju Su Ji  as Hair Designer
Shin Seung Min  as Architect Namgoong
Gamja  as Jooney
Mangchi  as Berry
Mungchi  as Poopoo
Park Seo-Joon  as Min (as Park Seo Jun)
Sin-ae Kwak  as Judge
Mark Siegmund  as German Couple
Katrin Maurer  as German Couple

Release date

When is Parasite movie release date?

"Parasite" movie release date was scheduled to be 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 November 8, 2019 (United States), on December 5, 2019 (Hungary) and on February 7, 2020 (United Kingdom) distributing by CJ Entertainment, Neon, Mozinet, Future Film, Bir Film, Academy 2, Alambique Destilaria de Ideias, Beijing Herui FIlm Culture, Bitters End, Brandchina, 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, 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, Madman Entertainment, Source 1 Media, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (UPHE) and Videomite.


What are Parasite filming details?

The duration of the film is 132 minutes. With a budget of , (~US$15.5 million), the film grossed over $258.8 million.

"Parasite" movie is rated "R", according to the MPAA film rating system.

Principal photography began on 18 May 2018, and ended 124 days later on 19 September 2018.


What are critics and audiences saying about Parasite movie?

"Parasite" movie got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 8.6/10.

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