Parasite review

""Parasite (Korean: 기생충; Hanja: 寄生蟲; RR: Gisaengchung) is a 2019 South Korean black comedy thriller filmdirected by Bong Joon-ho, who co-wrote the screenplay with Han Jin-won and co-produced. The film, starring Song Kang-ho, Lee Sun-kyun, Cho Yeo-jeong, Choi Woo-shik, Park So-dam, Jang Hye-jin, Park Myung-hoon and Lee Jung-eun, follows a poor family who scheme to become employed by a wealthy family, infiltrating their household by posing as unrelated, highly qualified individuals."

"A comedy without clowns, a tragedy without villains"

The film Parasite by Bong Joon-Ho is a dark comedy approach at shedding light towards the very twisted social and wealth class divide in South Korea. In the film, there is a family who attempt the most extreme theft through working for a very wealthy family, with the poorer family becoming parasites to the rich family and eventually destroying everything. I find this movie to be very powerful because it shows what people are willing to do for money, the way that the poorer family fought for thier position of work as if they fought for their life is representative of the true nature of wealth divide in South Korea and all over the world. The film has a very strong message that shows the viewer how much money really means to people and what they are willing to do for it.

About Bong Joon-Ho

Bong Joon-Ho is the director and co-writer of the movie Parasite. He is from Daegu, South Korea, and is well known in both South Korea and the rest of the world for his many film masterpieces which often incorporate dark comedy to shed light on social issues.

Whether it is big or small, the size of a poor man’s yard incessantly reminds him that he is poor.

- Mokokoma Mokhonoana