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 Parasite (2019) 
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Parasite (Korean: 기생충; Hanja: 寄生蟲; RR: Gisaengchung) is a 2019 South Korean dark comedy thriller film directed by Bong Joon-ho.[7] The film stars Song Kang-ho, Lee Sun-kyun, Cho Yeo-jeong, Choi Woo-shik and Park So-dam.[8]

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 win with a unanimous vote since 2013's Blue Is the Warmest Colour.[9][10] It was selected as the South Korean entry for Best International Feature Film at the 92nd Academy Awards.[11][12]

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Think I'll see this again soon cause I was in a terrible mood when I saw this but yeah, it's great.


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This is awesome. A-


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yeah this is dope

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Mon Oct 28, 2019 3:55 pm
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Post Re: Parasite (2019)
Makes Jordan Peele look heavy-handed. Best film of the year by a mile, as well-made as the original Let the Right One In was if it'd been crossed with something like Edward Yang's Yi Yi.

Why's it not released in China or Japan yet? Must be some weird culture war between the three countries or something. Probably the most cross-appealing global release since The Intouchables so doesn't make a heap of sense, but looks like us Westerners are gobbling it up nicely.

It's an immaculate subversion of every audience expectation from the first frame to the last, the viewer left awestruck at the realism of each misdirection. Seriously, the dude's as masterly a filmmaker as Vince Gilligan (who's better/more nuanced than 90% of Best Director Oscar-winners) or the Coen Brothers - fuck, even Kubrick in a few ways. But never been a big fan of The Host or Snowpiercer; Parasite's good enough that it puts him in the mix on its own.

Thinking about it, you have to wonder whether the success of Peele's 'Us' might've played a role in getting this made, if not conceived of in the first place. I mean, strip back the horror/thriller stuff and they're basically the same film from a thematic standpoint; both explore the low-middle class divide using cross-genre plot devices, and both have a unique novelty-factor that makes them as entertaining as they are observational. The angle is slightly different (Us is fairly Trump-voter specific; Parasite's more generic to class divides everywhere), but in terms of business products, Parasite's basically like Samsung Electronics releasing the Galaxy S10 in response to the iPhone 4s.

First actual masterpiece since fuck knows when.

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Gamaur wrote:
Makes Jordan Peele look heavy-handed.


best statement on this film I've seen.

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Lol nothing against Peele but they're working in similar enough territory; Joon-ho is just a lot more nuanced and subtle - but so's his target audience so hard to say which is actually the more talented. Peele's just the closest America has to offer currently.


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One word review: Wow. I don't really know what to say. Really a masterful, engaging, unpredictable wild ride of a movie. Highly recommended.

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my friend likened this to a Korean Coen Brothers film, which I thought an interesting and pretty apt comparison. Thoughts?

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Yeah this is pretty special. Deserves all the accolades.

"Masterful" is the perfect word Steve.

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