Parasite
Parasite
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Meet the Park family, the picture of aspirational wealth. And the Kim family, rich in street smarts but not much else. Be it chance or fate, these two houses are brought together and the Kims sense a golden opportunity. Masterminded by college-aged Ki-woo, the Kim children expediently install themselves as tutor and art therapist to the Parks. Soon, a symbiotic relationship forms between the two families. The Kims provide "indispensable" luxury services while the Parks obliviously bankroll their entire household. When a parasitic interloper threatens the Kims' newfound comfort, a savage, underhanded battle for dominance breaks out, threatening to destroy the fragile ecosystem between the Kims and the Parks. By turns darkly hilarious and heart-wrenching, Parasite showcases a modern master at the top of his game.

Bong Joon Ho---2019---South Korea---132 mins

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  | JohnH#1

First half or so was slyly funny and seditious. And since I had just viewed a youtube documentary on the Korean personal debt crisis I had some idea what triggered some of the action. However, matters got out of hand with the discovery of the "guest" in the bunker. Subtlety gave wave to mayhem and gore, and I lost interest.

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