8.6/10
7,019
45 user 66 critic

Parasite (2019)

Gisaengchung (original title)
Trailer
1:18 | Trailer

Coming Soon

Release Date: October 11

All unemployed, Ki-taek's family takes peculiar interest in the wealthy and glamorous Parks for their livelihood until they get entangled in an unexpected incident.

Director:

Joon-ho Bong (as Joon Ho Bong)

Writers:

Joon-ho Bong (screenplay), Jin Won Han (screenplay)
Reviews
Popularity
137 ( 56)
3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

The Host (2006)
Action | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A monster emerges from Seoul's Han River and begins attacking people. One victim's loving family does what it can to rescue her from its clutches.

Director: Joon-ho Bong
Stars: Kang-ho Song, Hee-Bong Byun, Hae-il Park
Comedy | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

The peaceful town of Centerville finds itself battling a zombie horde as the dead start rising from their graves.

Director: Jim Jarmusch
Stars: Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Tom Waits
Beanpole (2019)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

1945, Leningrad. WWII has devastated the city, demolishing its buildings and leaving its citizens in tatters, physically and mentally. Two young women search for meaning and hope in the struggle to rebuild their lives amongst the ruins.

Director: Kantemir Balagov
Stars: Konstantin Balakirev, Andrey Bykov, Olga Dragunova
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

In a small Korean province in 1986, three detectives struggle with the case of multiple young women being found raped and murdered by an unknown culprit.

Director: Joon-ho Bong
Stars: Kang-ho Song, Sang-kyung Kim, Roe-ha Kim
Okja (2017)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A young girl risks everything to prevent a powerful, multinational company from kidnapping her best friend - a fascinating beast named Okja.

Director: Joon-ho Bong
Stars: Tilda Swinton, Paul Dano, Seo-hyun Ahn
Deerskin (2019)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A man's obsession with his designer deerskin jacket causes him to blow his life savings and turn to crime.

Director: Quentin Dupieux
Stars: Jean Dujardin, Adèle Haenel, Albert Delpy
Synonyms (2019)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A young Israeli man absconds to Paris to flee his nationality, aided by his trusty Franco-Israeli dictionary.

Director: Nadav Lapid
Stars: Tom Mercier, Quentin Dolmaire, Louise Chevillotte
Monos (2019)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

On a faraway mountaintop, eight kids with guns watch over a hostage and a conscripted milk cow.

Director: Alejandro Landes
Stars: Sofia Buenaventura, Julian Giraldo, Karen Quintero
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Vadim is twenty-two. He's a sound engineer and a downer. He's going to Canada in three months. Forever.Before the departure he's assigned to record the voice of a very rare bird, which ... See full summary »

Director: Antonio Lukich
Stars: Andriy Lidagovskiy, Irma Vitovska-Vantsa
Initials S.G. (2019)
Comedy | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

An aging, Argentine, Serge Gainsbourg wannabe struggles to deal with a career he can't seem to get on track, an affair he doesn't want, and a crime he didn't mean to commit.

Directors: Rania Attieh, Daniel Garcia
Stars: Daniel Fanego, Francisco Lumerman, Julianne Nicholson
Mother (2009)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A mother desperately searches for the killer who framed her son for a girl's horrific murder.

Director: Joon-ho Bong
Stars: Hye-ja Kim, Won Bin, Goo Jin
Snowpiercer (2013)
Action | Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

In a future where a failed climate-change experiment has killed all life except for the lucky few who boarded the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe, a new class system emerges.

Director: Joon-ho Bong
Stars: Chris Evans, Jamie Bell, Tilda Swinton
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Kang-ho Song ... Ki-taek
Sun-kyun Lee ... Mr. Park
Yeo-jeong Jo ... Park Yeon-kyo - Mr. Park's wife
Woo-sik Choi ... Ki-woo, Ki-taek's son
Hye-jin Jang ... Chung-sook, Ki-taek's wife (as Hyae Jin Chang)
So-dam Park ... Ki-jung, Ki-taek's daughter
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kang Echae Kang Echae ... Special Guest
Andreas Fronk ... German Father
Jung Hyeon-jun Jung Hyeon-jun ... Park Da-song - Mr. Park's son
Pak Hyo-Shin Pak Hyo-Shin ... Special Guest
Jung Ik-Han Jung Ik-Han
Lee Joo-Hyung Lee Joo-Hyung
Jeong-eun Lee ... Moon-gwang - the Park family's housekeeper
Ji-hye Lee Ji-hye Lee
JaeWook Park JaeWook Park ... VR Specialist
Edit

Storyline

All unemployed, Ki-taek's family takes peculiar interest in the wealthy and glamorous Parks for their livelihood until they get entangled in an unexpected incident.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Misplaced Familyhood

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official site [Australia]

Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

11 October 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Parasite See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Director Bong chose his long time collaborator Song and Choi woo-sik, who was in Bong's last film "Okja", before picking any other actors of the movie while writing the script. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Evening Urgant: Nyusha (2019) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
New standard of Asian irony-comedy
28 June 2019 | by jeannefrancoiseSee all my reviews

Dear movie freaks, watching this Koran movie does not make you die hard Korean fans, so take it easy. This movie becomes popular in my country because the news telling that this movie had won Cannes Palme d'Or 2018. For the very first of the scene, it took us on the daily live of lower class in Korean big city, how they survive, how they are growing up, and how money comes to them. Then the audience will surprise with the originality of the story and will never know the ending. The movie has not plot twist, but still will make you close your eyes in some scenes. I believe all the actors here are very talented theater players, because the words, expressions, and how they interpret the story are so natural, then also will make you laugh in some serious scenes. The title "Parasite" will be understandable if you also concentrate on what the core idea of the Director wants to deliver, about being a family, a partner in crime, group of friends, etc. Even people clap their hands at the ending of the scene. Now my curiosity have been pay off and still I am wondering this movie could be new standard of Asian irony-comedy. Irony because of the originality of idea and comedy because audience can still laugh while Director put them in some critical scenes. Palme d'Or could be a very good step for Director career and also Korean film industry. So congratulation.


5 of 17 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 45 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed