Before we jump right into the movie Parasite. Do you really feel that it’s so threadbare now in the basic discussion during any kind of random setting after a class or family celebrations to say, “You’ve never seen a film very like (x)?” Such types of statements have gotten used so much that it’s difficult to be paid attention to nowadays, similar to how too many major new movies have skilled the m-word: “magnum opus.”
So how do critics pass on when a film really is startlingly, splendidly flighty in manners that vibe impactful? Also, what do we do when we see a real “show-stopper” in this period of critics telling a shameful lie? Particularly one with such countless exciting bends in the road that the best expounding on it will be long after spoiler warnings aren’t required?
Well I might do my best since Bong Joon-ho’s “Parasite” is certainly probably the best film of the year. Simply trust me on this one.
Parasite Cast and Crew
The 2019’s Korean film Parasite cast includes Song Kang-ho, Lee Sun-kyun, Cho Yeo-jeong, Choi Woo-shik, Park So-dam, Lee Jung-eun, Jang Hye-jin. The screenplay was by Bong Joon-ho and Han Jin-won.
Awards and Accolades
Parasite debuted at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival on 21 May 2019, where it turned into the first South Korean film to win the Palme d’Or. It was then released in South Korea by CJ Entertainment on 30 May 2019. The film was considered by numerous critics to be the best film of 2019 just as perhaps the best film of the decade, and is the 46th most noteworthy evaluated film ever on Metacritic. It earned more than $258 million worldwide on a creation financial budget of about $15 million.
Among its various honors, Parasite won a main four accolades at the 92nd Academy Awards: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, and Best International Feature Film, turning into the first non-English language movie to win the Academy Award for Best Picture. It was likewise the first South Korean film to get Academy Award acknowledgment, and one of three movies to win both the Palme d’Or and the Academy Award for Best Picture. It additionally won the Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film and the BAFTA Award for Best Film Not in the English Language, and turned into the first non-English film to win the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. At the 56th Grand Bell Awards, Parasite procured a main eleven nomination with five award-wins.
Portrayed by its director as “comedy comedians, a tragedy without villains”, Parasite is more Shakespearean than Hitchockian. Parasite is a story of two families from far edges of the financial lines, told with the trademark genre-fluidity that has seen Bong’s back index slip consistently from murder secret, by means of beast film, to tragic future-dream and past.
We initially meet the Kim family, headed by father Ki-taek (Song Kang-ho) and mother Chung-sook (Chang Hyae-jin), in their humble semi-basement home, chasing for stray wifi inclusion and leaving their windows open to profit by bug-killing road fumigation. They don’t have anything yet each other and a shared feeling of hard-scrabble entrepreneurism. So when his son Ki-charm (Choi Woo-shik) is confronted with a startling chance to home-mentor a rich student, he gets his talented sister, Ki-jung (Park So-dam), to produce a fake school certificate, feigning his way into the work and into the home of the Park family.
The Slapping Difference of Class portrayed in Parasite
The content for “Parasite” will get a huge load of consideration as it’s one of those cunning stories for which the screenwriter gets the most credit (Bong and Han Jin-won, for this situation), however, this is a lot of activity in the visual language that reaffirms Bong as an expert. Working with the fantastic cinematographer Kyung-pyo Hong (“Burning,” “Snowpiercer”) and A-list design group, Bong’s film is enrapturing with each and every synthesis. The spotless, void spaces of the Park home differentiated against the restricted living arrangements of the Kim-family apartment of action isn’t simply emblematic, it’s outwardly stimulating without calling attention. What’s more, there’s an explanation Kim’s apartment is mostly underground—they’re gotten between universes, stuck in the developing gorge between the lines of wealth and the poor.
The Kim family may live in sewage-overflowed dirtiness, yet they are obviously just as brilliant as, and much more united than, the Parks, who disapprove of the smell of “individuals who ride the metro”. Also, while the smug Mr. Park is routinely portrayed the steps of his home, and the Kims are envisioned rushing down city steps to their own hidden world loft; it’s unmistakable who holds the dramatic high ground. Superb!
The “Line” Surrounded by Architecture Motifs
One of the most subtle-but-strong cinematographic elements that I found very interesting was the “Line” that defines the difference in many of the scenes.
Through careful cinematography the two houses the two classes were separated through lines!
This line is made by the joinery between two boards of window glass, yet in the film, it outwardly isolates the poor people from the privileged ones. Kim Ki-woo and the maid are on one side of our screen, while the rich woman is on the opposite side. This line proceeds for the following not many shots, cutting the screen and isolating poor people and the rich.
In any event throughout the movie, when the rich and poor interact, numerous imaginary lines are always there to separate the characters!
These motifs are difficult to understand, but it somehow shows that Bong Joon-ho tried to explain the class of the movie. Maybe it shows the all the rich people are parasitic or the opposite. Even when the rich family leaves the house, another rich family replaces them.
The movie is magnificently depicted. Bong, in a very subtle-comical-way, introduced the societal balance of classes and the ladder through which we stand and go either up or down. Parasite finds gasp-inducing depths even on flat surfaces. The movie was perfect in terms of tonal shifts. Jung Jae-il’s perfectly modulated music and cinematography are just outstanding throughout.
For me, Parasite is a cinematic masterpiece, a melancholic ghost story, with horrifying scenes and weird comic elements. The movie is thrillingly played by an amazing cast. This movie should be your definite watch for this weekend because it will hit all your senses and keep you hooked throughout!
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