Cine Expat: Parasite

Regie: Bong Joon-ho, Zuid-Korea, 131 MIN, Koreaans, 16+

Cast: Kang-ho Song, Sun-kyun Lee, So-dam Park, Yeo-jeong Jo, Woo-sik Choi


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Parasite is a 2019 South Korean dark comedy thriller film directed by Palme d’Or winner Bong Joon-ho.

The unemployed Ki-taek and his family live a poor life in a tight house. They are particularly fascinated by the rich Park family and see opportunities to take advantage of their luxurious existence. The family is slowly but surely trying to make their way into the life of the family. To do this, they have no trouble with a few white lies . However, an unexpected incident throws a spanner in the works. It means that they have to put everything in order to maintain their new life.

Parasite had its world premiere at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival on 21 May 2019, where it won the Palme d’Or, becoming the first Korean film to receive the award. Parasite also won the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Film in 2020!