Parasite (2019)

  • Rating:R (for language, some violence and sexual content)
  • Genre:Art House & International, Drama
  • Directed By:Bong Joon Ho
  • Written By:Bong Joon Ho, Han Jin-won
  • In Theaters:Oct 11, 2019  Limited
  • On Disc/Streaming:Jan 14, 2020
  • Runtime:132 minutes
  • Studio:NEON

Bong Joon Ho brings his work 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.