Rent Parasite (2019)

4.2 of 5 from 459 ratings
2h 8min
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Synopsis:
Kim Ki Taek's (Song Kang Ho) family are all unemployed and living in a squalid basement. When his son, Ki Woo, gets a tutoring job at the lavish home of the Park family, the Kim family's luck changes. One by one they gradually infiltrate the wealthy Park's home, attempting to take over their affluent lifestyle, but as their deception unravels events begin to get increasingly out of hand in ways you simply cannot imagine.
Actors:
, , , , So-dam Park, Jeong-eun Lee, , , , Jung Hyeon-jun, , Jeong Esuz, Jo Jae-Myeong, Ik-han Jung, Kim Gyu Baek, Hwang In Kyung, , Kim Jin Hyung, Yoon Young-woo, JaeWook Park
Directors:
Writers:
Joon-Ho Bong
Others:
Jin Won, Bong Joon-ho, Kwak Sin-ae, Kwak Sin Ae, Bong Joon Ho, Yang Jinmo, Lee Ha Jun, Cho Won Woo, Han Jin Won
Aka:
Gisaengchung
Studio:
Curzon / Artificial Eye
Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Thrillers
Countries:
Korea, New Releases, Top 100 Films, Comedy, Drama, Thrillers
Awards:

2020 BAFTA Best Foreign Film

2020 BAFTA Best Original Screen Play

2020 Oscar Best Picture

2020 Oscar Best Director

2020 Oscar Best Foreign Film

2020 Oscar Best Original Screen Play

2019 Cannes Palme d'Or

BBFC:
Release Date:
01/06/2020
Run Time:
128 minutes
Languages:
Korean
Subtitles:
English, English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.39:1
Colour:
Colour
BBFC:
Release Date:
01/06/2020
Run Time:
132 minutes
Languages:
Korean
Subtitles:
English, English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.39:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Making of
  • Deleted scenes
  • Director Q and A
  • Trailers

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Reviews (13) of Parasite

Worthy oscar winner - Parasite review by PC

Spoiler Alert
24/02/2020

I was unsure whether I would enjoy this film and I cannot say too much without giving away spoilers. Suffice to say that it is well acted, hugely original, funny and uncomfortable in equal measures. Give it a chance even if you do not like subtitles you will not see another film like it.

6 out of 8 members found this review helpful.

Excellently crafted, highly engaging film - Parasite review by CS

Spoiler Alert
31/05/2020

Focusing on the interweaving of two families - one rich and one poor - this is a superbly shot and acted film which manages to be dramatic, funny and occasionally violent without in any way compromising the strong and coherent storyline which makes it such a good view. Definitely deserved the awards it has received.  

4 out of 5 members found this review helpful.

Long build-up descends into silly farce - Parasite review by Alphaville

Spoiler Alert
14/06/2020

Seduced by the Oscar-winning hype, anyone hoping for another movie as riveting as Shoplifters will be disappointed. It’s engaging enough if you stick with it, but it’s over-ripe, long-winded and far too cumbersome for its 2hr run-time. A family of four ingratiate themselves as home helps into a wealthy family’s confidence. When things start to go wrong (after a whole hour) it descends into farce. No spoilers about the outcome, but by the end you probably won’t care what happens.

Bong Joon-Ho is a great director but this isn’t his best screenplay. If you also thought Snowpiercer, his one American movie, was a dud (not his fault), do yourself a favour and watch The Host or Memories of Murder.

2 out of 4 members found this review helpful.

Billed as a comedy - really! - Parasite review by BE

Spoiler Alert
14/06/2020

Two stars for effort.  May be something got lost in sizing it down to a television screen but I failed to equate to this Korean movie.  I found it ultimately boring and two hours too long. Watched all the way through to see if would redeem itself and give at least an inkling as to why it won the 2020 Oscar for best film. Nothing apparent 

0 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

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