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Parasite Rated 15


Dir. Bong Joon-ho. South Korea, 2019. 2h 12. Korean/subs. Starring Song Kang-ho, Lee Sun-kyun, Cho Yeo-jeong, Choi Woo-shik, Park So-dam, Lee Jung-eun, Chang Hyae-jin.

Living in a basement, the destitute Kim family are offered a glimpse of luxury when a job comes up at the house of the wealthy Park family. Gradually, one-by-one they infiltrate the Park’s home and attempt to take over their opulent lifestyle. Winner of Best Picture at this year’s Oscars, Bong Joon-ho (Snowpiercer, Okja) returns with a stunning black-comedy about wealth, greed and class discrimination.

‘Thrillingly played by a flawless ensemble cast who hit every note and harmonic resonance of Bong and co-writer Han Jin-won’s multi-tonal script, it’s a tragicomic masterclass that will get under your skin and eat away at your cinematic soul.’ ★★★★★ Mark Kermode, The Observer

‘[Bong Joon-ho]'s work is as playful as it is sincere and revelatory. He'll make you feel at home, and then rip the rug out from under you.’ ★★★★★ Clarisse Loughery, The Independent