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PARASITE

(GISAENGCHUNG)

Year 2019
Runtime 131 mins
Language Korean
Subtitles English Subtitles
Alberta Premiere
Winner of the Palme d’Or at Cannes, this exhilarating mix of suspense and satire is one of the year’s must-see films.

A family of four are struggling to make ends meet while living in squalid conditions. A glimpse of hope arrives when the younger son, Ki-woo, gets a chance to work as a tutor in Mr. Park’s wealthy household thanks to a fake diploma created by his sister Ki-jung. Ki-woo is an instant hit and his pupil falls for him. When he learns that the household needs another tutor, he deceitfully gets his sister the job without revealing her identity. Ki-woo, Ki-jung and their parents believe they can milk the Park family but their plans spiral out of control.

Bong Joon-ho (SNOWPIERCER, THE HOST) returns to top form with an absolutely remarkable film that is also a smart social commentary. Strap yourself in for one of the wildest cinematic rides of the year!

Written by Sachin Gandhi

Didn’t get advance tickets to PARASITE? Check out CLIFTON HILL, an off-beat thriller about a young woman who returns to her hometown of Niagara Falls and begins investigating a traumatic kidnapping she witnessed as a small child.

Countries

South Korea
Awards
Cannes, Palme d'Or, Sydney Film Festival, Best Film, International Cinephile Society Awards (Cannes), Best Director, Toronto International Film Festival - Runner-up People's Choice Award
Festivals
Cannes Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, Telluride Film Festival, New York International Film Festival, Karlovy Vary Film Festival, Locarno Film Festival, Sydney Film Festival
Director
Bong Joon Ho
Executive Producer
Miky Lee
Producer
Kwak Sin Ae, Moon Yang Kwon
Screenwriter
Bong Joon Ho, Han Jin Won
Cinematographer
Hong Kyung Pyo
Editor
Yang Jinmo
Music
Jung Jae Il
Cast
Song Kang Ho, Lee Sun Kyun, Cho Yeo Jeong, Choi Woo Shik