Opens Nov 22, 2019
Bong Joon Ho’s return to South Korea is a truly pitch-black modern fairytale of class conflict. Parasite is a story of two families: one, the Parks, the picture of aspirational wealth; and the other, the Kims, may be rich in street smarts but little else. Through chance or fate, these two houses are brought together and one senses a golden opportunity. Masterminded by college-aged Ki-woo, the Kim children expediently install themselves as tutor and art therapist to the Parks. Soon, a symbiotic relationship forms between the two families. The Kims provide “indispensable” luxury services while the Parks give the Kims a way out of their shabby circumstances. But this new ecosystem is fragile, and soon enough greed and class prejudice threaten to upend the Kims’ newfound comfort. An urgent and chilling treatise on exploitation, this Hitchcock-ian achievement is also exceptional entertainment.
"Parasite isn't really a monster movie. Yet on at least one of its nearly infinite levels it is — and the monsters are us." (Ty Burr Boston Globe)
"You'll watch knowing you're in the hands of a master filmmaker…" (Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times)
"One of the best movies of 2019, Bong Joon Ho's latest is a film of dramatic power, innovative comedy, romantic poetry and melancholy beauty." (Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times)