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Opening Date
27 Jun 2019
M18 Sexual Scene and Some Violence
131 mins
Korean with English & Chinese subtitles
Bong Joon Ho
Song Kang Ho, Lee Sun Kyun, Cho Yeo Jeong, Choi Woo Shik, Park So Dam, Lee Jung Eun, Chang Hyae Jin
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. 
By Say Peng  24 Jun 2019
Not to be missed, 'Parasite', a tense socio-political thriller, is one of Korean director Bong Joon-ho's best films.
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The first Korean film to win the Palme d’Or, ‘Parasite’, director Bong Joon-ho’s 7th film, follows a down-and-out family of four, comprising the head of the household, Kim Ki-taek (Song Kang-ho), his wife Chung Sook, his son Ki-woo (Choi Woo-shik), and youngest daughter Ki-jung. They live in a cramped subterranean basement and are unable to afford even wifi, resorting to leaching their neighbours’ wifi.

Following a tip from his friend, Ki-soo manages to bluff his way to get himself hired as the private tutor to the daughter of a rich CEO Mr. Park (Lee Sun-kyun) and his wife Yeon-kyo (Cho Yeo-jeong), who live in a massive wood-and-glass modernist house. One by one, the Kim family slowly take over the jobs at Park’s household, with Ki-taek as Park’s chauffeur, Chung Sook as the new housekeeper and Ki-jung as an art therapist for Park’s PTSD-suffering youngest son.

The Kim family’s fortunes seem to be on an upturn until their ruse is discovered by former housekeeper Moon-gwang. The plot veers in unexpected directions and takes surprising twists, always keeping us at the edge of our seats.

Featuring standout performances from the whole ensemble as well as expertly juggling different genre elements from dark comedy to thriller, ‘Parasite’ is Bong’s new masterpiece.
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