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Parasite is a 2019 South Korean black comedy thriller film directed by Bong Joon-ho, who also wrote the film’s story and co-wrote the screenplay with Han Jin-won. The film stars Song Kang-ho, Lee Sun-kyun, Cho Yeo-jeong, Choi Woo-shik, and Park So-dam.

Parasite follows two Seoul families, the Kim and Park family. The Kims are barely above the poverty level and they have very little ambition to rise above it. Through their natural scheming abilities, they find ways to survive their situation. The Parks are a wealthy family who live a luxurious life, especially compared to the Kim family. Ki-woo (Choi Woo-shik) lucks out and obtains a job working as a tutor for the Park family daughter, Da-hye (Jung Ji-so). He soon develops a plan to ensure that his entire family gets a job working for the Parks. The Kim family must then pretend not to know each other.

Parasite has been gaining momentum ever since its May 2019 Cannes Film Festival debut. There, it became the first Korean film to win the prestigious Palme d’Or award. Parasite was also the first film since 2013’s Blue is the Warmest Color to win it by a unanimous vote. After winning the Palme d’Or, the film went on to become the third highest grossing film of all-time in South Korea with $113 million worldwide.

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Korean Government Reports That BTS And Lee Min Ho Are The Most Beloved Korean Celebrities Worldwide

[ story continues below ] A recent Korean government report reveals that BTS and Lee Min Ho are the biggest Korean celebrities around the globe. The report was published on January 28 and was announced by Korea’s Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Korean Foundation for International Culture Exchange. It surveyed 8,500 respondents […]

Parasite and Crash Landing On You – Most Nominations At The 56th Baeksang Arts Awards

The 56th Baeksang Arts Awards has announced its nominees for the television and film categories! Parasite has a total of 8 nominations in the film category. See which other films are nominated: [ story continues below ] Best Film “Parasite” (Viu, Hulu) ✅ “The Man Standing Next” “House of Hummingbird” “E.X.I.T” (Viu) “Kim Ji Young, […]

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Historic Oscars Win Boosts Global Box Office for ‘Parasite’

Director Bong Joon ho‘s black comedy “Parasite” is expected to set new records at the box office after it swept Academy Awards on Sunday. U.S. distributor Neon decided to boost the number of movie theaters showing the film to 2,000 this weekend. Since premiering in just three cinemas last October in Los Angeles and New York, “Parasite” was being shown […]

MAMAMOO’s Solar Reaction To “Parasite” Winning At The Oscars Will Have You In Tears

MAMAMOO‘s Solar shared the sweetest, most genuine and heart-warming reaction to “Parasite” taking home so many awards at the 92nd Academy Awards. Her reaction, which came in the form of a post on her YouTube channel Solarsido read as follows: Source: Solarsido/YouTube Wait what is going on…Parasite just won four awards at the oscars just now […]

John Cho Was Congratulated For “Parasite” Winning At The Oscars… Despite Not Being In It

Everyone couldn’t hide their delight at Parasite‘s big win at the Oscars. The film is widely acknowledged as being deserving of the honor of winning “Best Film”, but additionally, it has been praised for addressing controversial topics, like social inequality. [ story continues below ] Perhaps, it was in their excitement that many people mistakenly […]

“Parasite” Wins At Independent Spirit Awards For Best International Film

Hit film “Parasite” continues to soar as it makes history once more. On February 8 (local time), the 35th Independent Spirit Awards were held in Santa Monica, U.S. where “Parasite” won the title of Best International Film. The event is the representative awards show in the U.S. that celebrates independent filmmakers. “Parasite” now holds the title as the […]

Bong Joon-ho’s ‘Parasite’ Grabs 2 Gongs at BAFTA

There’s no stopping Parasite as it continues to reap awards left and right! At the British Academy Film Awards, also known as the BAFTAs, held in London on Sunday, the Korean black comedy won awards in two categories — original screenplay and film not in the English language. Park Chan wook won the latter honor with his […]

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