Parasite (Movie): Tipstor® Pick
Summary: Meet the Park Family: the picture of aspirational wealth. And the Kim Family, rich in street smarts but not much else. Be it chance or fate, these two houses are brought together and the Kims sense 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 obliviously bankroll their entire household. When a parasitic interloper threatens the Kims newfound comfort, a savage, underhanded battle for dominance breaks out, threatening to destroy the fragile ecosystem between the Kims and the Parks.
Starring: Andreas Fronk, Hyae Jin Chang, Hye-jin Jang, Hyun Seung-min, JaeWook Park, Jeong Esuz, Jeong-eun Lee, Ji-rye Lee, Jung Hyeon-jun, Jung Ik-Han, Kang Echae, Kang-ho Song, Lee Joo-Hyung, Myeong-hoon Park, Pak Hyo-Shin, Seo Joon Park, Seon-gyun Lee, So-dam Park, Woo-sik Choi, Yeo-Jeong Cho, Yeo-jeong Jo
Channel: Amazon Prime, Hulu
Director: Joon-ho Bong
Genre(s): Drama, Thriller, Comedy
Rating: Not Rated
Parasite, Bong Joon-ho’s latest masterpiece and the best film we’ve seen so far this year, is about two families of four at opposite ends of the economic spectrum, and how the one on the lower end systematically takes over the lives of the other. Thrillingly played by a flawless ensemble cast who hit every note and harmonic resonance of Bong and co-writer Han Jin-won’s multitonal script, it’s a tragicomic masterclass that will get under your skin and eat away at your cinematic soul.