Parasite is a 2019 South Korean black comedy thriller film directed by Bong Joon-ho and produced by Kwak Sin-ae, Moon Yang-kwon, Bong Joon-ho, Han Jin-won and Jang Young-kwan. The screenplay was written by Bong Joon-ho and Han Jin-won and is based on the story by Bong Joon-ho.
Rated: R (movie contains languge, some violence and sexual content)
Run Time: 2h 12min
Release Date: November 8, 2019 (USA)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Director: Bong Joon-ho
Studio: CJ Entertainment
Budget: $11 Million
Box Office: $163.3 Million
Parasite stars Song Kang-ho, Lee Sun-kyan, Choi Woo-shik, Cho Yeo-jeong, Park so-dam, Jeong Ji-so, Lee Jeong-eun and Jang Hye-jin.
Parasite is the story of the destitute Kim Ki-woo (Choi Woo-sik) and his family who live on the edge of poverty. They fold pizza boxes for a delivery company to make some cash, steal wi-fi from the coffee shop nearby, and leeave the window open when the neighborhood is being fumigated to deal with their own infestation. Kim Ki-woo’s life changes when a friend offers to recommend him as an English tutor for a girl he’s been working with as the friend has to go out of the country for a while. The friend is in love with the young girl and doesn’t want another tutor ‘slavering’ over her.
The young man changes his name to Kevin and begins tutoring Park Da-hye (Jung Ziso), who immediately falls for him, of course. Kevin has a much deeper plan. He’s going to get this whole faimly into this house. He quickly convinces the mother Yeon-kyo (Cho yeo-jeong), that the son of the house needs an art tutor, which allows Kevin’s sister ‘Jessica’ (Park So-dam) to enter the picture. Before long, mom and dad are in the Park house too, and it seems like everything is going perfectly for the Kim family. The Parks seem to be happy too. And then everything changes and threatens the newly formed symbiotic relationship with the wealthy Park family.
“Ki-woo, you know what kind of plan never fails? No plan at all. No plan. You know why? If you make a plan, live never works out that way. Loon around us, did these people think ‘Let”s all spend the night in a gym?’ But look now, everyone’s sleeping on the floor, us included. That’s why people shouldn’t make plans. With no plan, nothing can go wrong and if something spins out of control, it doesn’t matter. Whether you kill someone or betray your country. None of it matters. Got it?” – Ki-taek
“She’s nice because she’s rich. Hell, if I had all this money, I’d be nice, too.” – Chung-sook
“You’ve got an eye for this.” – Yeon-gyo
“It’s a chimpanzee, right?” – Ki-woo
“A self-portrait.” – Yeon-gyo
“Dad, I’m sorry.” – Ki-woo
“For what?” – Ki-taek
“Everything.” – Ki-woo
Official Movie Trailer
Song Kang-ho as Ki-taek
Lee Sun-kyan as Park Dong-ik
Choi Woo-shik as Kim Ki-woo
Cho Yeo-jeong as Park Yeon-kyo
Park So-dam as Ki-jung
Jeong Ji-so as Da-hye
Lee Jeong-eun as Moon-gwang
Jang Hye-jin as Chong-sook