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    by Tue November 12th, 2019, 02:24



    Parasite (Korean: 기생충; Hanja: 寄生蟲; RR: Gisaengchung) is a 2019 South Korean dark comedy thriller film directed by Bong Joon-ho, who also wrote the film's story and co-wrote the screenplay with Han Jin-won. The film stars Song Kang-ho, Lee Sun-kyun, Cho Yeo-jeong, Choi Woo-shik and Park So-dam, and follows a young man from a poor household who begins to tutor a rich family's daughter, leading to his parents and sister also infiltrating the wealthy lives.

    Parasite had its world premiere at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival on 21 May 2019, where it won the Palme d'Or, becoming the first Korean film to receive the award and the first film to do so with a unanimous vote since 2013's Blue Is the Warmest Colour. It was selected as the South Korean entry for Best International Feature Film at the 92nd Academy Awards.

    The film was released in South Korea by CJ Entertainment on 30 May 2019, and in the rest of the world by Neon in late-2019. It received widespread critical acclaim and earned $114 million worldwide, becoming Bong's highest-grossing release.
    I've watched this last July and now that it's coming to the US, y'all should watch it as well.

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    by Tue November 12th, 2019, 14:40

    I just saw this yesterday, and I can't stop thinking about it!

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    by Tue November 12th, 2019, 17:31

    Brilliant film!
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    by Tue November 12th, 2019, 17:44

    Watched it two days ago. Amazing! I loved Gwoemul also, but this one improves on every aspect. Okja was good too. I'll definitely check out the rest of the director's filmography.
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    by Wed November 13th, 2019, 07:25

    Seen it twice. Brilliant film. Best of the year.

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    by Sun November 17th, 2019, 02:18

    Excellent! Funny and suspenseful.

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    by Wed November 20th, 2019, 12:59

    Yes, best movie of the year! Saw this back in August, the poster above is from the exact cinema where I watched it.

    I expected it to be some sort of a viral infection movie but I was pleased how it turned out. The shift from dark comedy to thriller is pure genius.

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    by Fri November 22nd, 2019, 11:12

    I honestly came to the theater now knowing what to expect. I just decided to go cause my friends were all raving about it and I thought it was gonna be a horror movie, and booooy, I was wrong.

    I'm not sure if it's really the best movie I've ever watched but it's definitely the one that left me the biggest impression. Such a roller coaster ride of different emotions.

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    by Fri November 22nd, 2019, 13:18

    I saw it in July and I liked it a lot
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    by Sat November 23rd, 2019, 12:56

    Yup, it's a roller coaster ride of emotions.

    I like that after all the things that happened in the house party, there is an epilogue. Like you think it's over huh, here's a little something that will mess you up more.

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