Ki-taek's family of four is close, but all are unemployed and the future looks bleak. However, when the son, Ki-woo is recommended by a fellow university student friend for a well-paid tutoring job, hope spawns for a regular income. Carrying the expectations of the family, Ki-woo arrives at the house of Mr. Park, the owner of a global IT firm, where he meets Yeon-kyo, the young lady of the house. The job interview is a success and soon Ki-woo begins work. But very soon, following this first meeting between the two families, an unstoppable string of mishaps lies in wait… Winner of the Palme d’Or (Best Film award) at the Cannes Film Festival and the Sydney Film festival Official Competition – the first ever for a Korean film – this family tragicomedy is the latest masterpiece from Bong Joon-Ho, the director of The Host and Snowpiercer. PARASITE confirms his position as one of the world’s most inventive and captivating filmmakers.
- " Every actor brings different nuances to their respective portrayals and is completely in sync with the picture's seriocomic tone. " – Matthew St. Clair (Cinema Sentries)
- " Bong's film is one which reveals itself in layers and it's almost impossible to categorise – it's at once a black comedy, thriller, horror, family drama and an allegory about class. " – Niall Browne (Movies in Focus)
- " What starts off as a light-hearted comedy ends up becoming a bloody thriller as Bong intertwines slapstick comedy scenes and tense artful schemes. " – Prahlad Srihari (Firstpost)