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Parasite
Original title:
Gisaengchung
Slovenian title:
Parazit
Section:
AVANTPREMIERES
Country, year:
South Korea, 2019
Length:
132
Directed by:
Bong Joon-ho
Screenplay:
Bong Joon-ho, Han Jin Won
Cinematography:
Hong Kyung-pyo
Music:
Jung Jaeil
Subtitles:
Slovenian
Language:
Korean
Voting code:
/
Cast:
Song Kang-ho (Ki-taek), Lee Sun-kyun (g./Mr. Park), Jo Yeo-jeong Jo (Yeon-kyo), Choi Woo-sik Choi (Ki-woo), Jang Hye-jin (Chung-sook), Park So-dam (Ki-jung), Jung Hyeon-jun (Da-song), Lee Jeong-eun (Moon-gwang), Kang Echae, Andreas Fronk, Pak Hyo-Shin, Jung Ik-Han, Lee Joo-Hyung, Lee Ji-hye, Park Jae Wook
Awards:
Cannes 2019 (Palme d'Or), Sydney 2019, Karlovy Vary 2019, Munich 2019

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Description:
A delightful blend of dark humour and social critique, Parasite earned South Korean director Bong Joon-ho the prestigious Palme d'Or.
Ki-taek's family of four is close, but fully unemployed, with a bleak future ahead of them. The son Ki-woo is recommended by his friend, a student at a prestigious university, for a well-paid tutoring job, spawning hopes of a regular income. Carrying the expectations of all his family, Ki-woo heads to the Park family home for an interview. Arriving at the house of Mr. Park, the owner of a global IT firm, Ki-woo meets Yeon-kyo, the beautiful young lady of the house. But following this first meeting between the two families, an unstoppable string of mishaps lies in wait.

"For people of different circumstances to live together in the same space is not easy. It is increasingly the case in this sad world that human relationships based on co-existence or symbiosis cannot hold, and one group is pushed into a parasitic relationship with another. In the midst of such a world, who can point their finger at a struggling family, locked in a fight for survival, and call them parasites? /.../ As a depiction of ordinary people who fall into an unavoidable commotion, this film is: a comedy without clowns, a tragedy without villains, all leading to a violent tangle and a headlong plunge down the stairs. You are all invited to see this unstoppably fierce tragicomedy." (Bong Joon-ho)