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Directed by Bong Joon Ho

South Korea | Fiction Feature | 131

15 Oct
Tue, Oct 15 at 7:00 pm
Embarcadero Center Cinema


Bong Joon Ho brings his singular mastery home to Korea in this pitch-black modern fairytale. Meet the Park Family: the picture of aspirational wealth. And the Kim Family, rich in street smarts but not much else. Be it chance or fate, these two houses are brought together and the Kims sense a golden opportunity. Masterminded by college-aged Ki Woo, the Kim children expediently install themselves as tutor and art therapist, to the Parks. Soon, a symbiotic relationship forms between the two families. The Kims provide “indispensable” luxury services while the Parks obliviously bankroll their entire household. When a parasitic interloper threatens the Kims’ newfound comfort, a savage, underhanded battle for dominance breaks out, threatening to destroy the fragile ecosystem between the Kims and the Parks. By turns darkly hilarious and heart-wrenching, Parasite showcases a modern master at the top of his game.

Film Details

Language Korean

Year 2019

Runtime 131

Country South Korea

Director Bong Joon Ho

Producer Kwak Sin Ae, Moon Yang Kwon

Writer Bong Joon Ho, Han Jin Won

Editor Yang Jinmo

Cinematographer Hong Kyung Pyo

Music Jung Jae Il

Cast Song Kang Ho, Lee Sun Kyun, Cho Yeo Jeong, Choi Woo Shik, Park So Dam, Lee Jung Eun, Chang Hyae Jin

Print Source NEON