PARASITE “Gisaengchung”
Feature Narrative | 131 minutes

This film played at HIFF 2019
on 10/11/2019 and 10/12/2019


Directed by
Bong Joon-ho

Produced by
Kwak Sin-ae
Moon Yang-kwon

Written by
Bong Joon-ho
Han Jin-won

Song Kang-ho
Lee Sun-kyun
Cho Yeo-jeong
Choi Woo-shik
Park So-dam

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2019 | Korean | South Korea

For a hopelessly unemployed family of four scraping by in their subterranean Seoul apartment, the offer of a tutoring job for the wealthy Park family provides an unusual opportunity to improve their standing. With a forged degree and a sham resume, their son secures the position and opens the door for the family to one-by-one scheme their way further into the home—only to soon realize that it may be more difficult to let go of their new lifestyles than they initially believed. From there, Bong Joon-ho’s Palme d’Or winner launches into a deliriously unpredictable and entertaining assault on South Korean class struggle, culminating in an unforgettable climax and cementing the director as one of this generation’s greatest auteurs.

Selected as South Korea’s official entry for the Best International Feature Film Oscar®