Parasite (2019)

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Parasite (2019)

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STORY IN BRIEF

The Kims – mother and father Chung-sook and Ki-taek, and their young adult offspring, son Ki-woo and daughter Ki-jung – are a poor family living in a shabby and cramped half basement apartment in a busy lower working class commercial district of Seoul. Without even knowing it, they, especially Mr. and Mrs. Kim, literally smell of poverty. Often as a collective, they perpetrate minor scams to get by, and even when they have jobs, they do the minimum work required. Ki-woo is the one who has dreams of getting out of poverty by one day going to university. Despite not having that university education, Ki-woo is chosen by his university student friend Min, who is leaving to go to school, to take over his tutoring job to Park Da-hye, who Min plans to date once he returns to Seoul and she herself is in university. 

The Parks are a wealthy family who for four years have lived in their modernistic house designed by and the former residence of famed architect Namgoong. While Mr. and Mrs. Park …

- Director: Bong Joon-ho

- Story by : Bong Joon-ho

- Screenplay by : Bong Joon-ho, Han Jin-won.

- Edited by : Yang Jin-mo

- Music by : Jung Jae-il

- Budget: ₩13.5 billion (~US$11.4 million)

- Box office: $266 million

- Producers: Kwak Sin-ae, Moon Yang-kwon, Bong Joon-ho, Jang Young-hwan.

- Cinematography : Hong Kyung-pyo

- Production companies: Barunson E&A

- Distributed by : CJ Entertainment (South Korea), Neon (United States).

- Running time : 132 minutes

- Country : South Korea

- Language : Korean

- Initial release: 21 May 2019 (Cannes), 30 May 2019 (South Korea).

Bong Joon Ho ( Director )
Kyung-pyo Hong ( Cinematography by )
Jaeil Jung ( Music By )

CAST

Kang-ho Song as Ki Taek
Sun-kyun Lee as Dong Ik
Yeo-jeong Jo as Yeon Kyo
Woo-sik Choi as Ki Woo
So-dam Park as Ki Jung
Jeong-eun Lee as Moon Gwang
Hye-jin Jang as Chung Sook
Myeong-hoon Park as Geun Se
Ji-so Jung as Da Hye
Hyun-jun Jung as Da Song

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