‘Parasites’, the unforgettable Korean film made history at the Oscars.
Rarely has a non-American film experienced such a phenomenon and publicity as it once starred in. parasites, the famous Korean film by Bong Joon-ho, whose success spread from Asia to America and Europe in 2019-2020 and absolutely justified. The famous film, undoubtedly one of the best of the last decade, was not only a huge success at the box office, but was showered with praise from both critics and viewers and, as expected, finally ended up making history.
The feature film, a amazing social satire suspense which not only won four Oscars in 2020, but also became the first non-English language film ever to win Best Picture. And not only that: parasites It was the first South Korean film to be nominated in the Best Picture category, and the first film to be nominated in the Best Picture categories. Best Film and Best International Filml -and of course in winning both awards as well-. Also, Bong Joon-ho took the Oscar for Best Director and Best Original Screenplay.
The list of reasons to see -and also to see again- parasites It’s long, and considering that it’s only available for streaming through paid options, perhaps your best chance to watch it is Today, Tuesday, January 24, on television through La 2, which will broadcast the popular film at 10:00 p.m. or in the following days through RTVE Play during the time it is available.
The leading core of parasites It is made up of Ki-taek (Song Kang-ho), his wife Chung-sook (Hyae Jin Chang) and their two sons Ki-woo (Choi Woo-sik) and Ki-jung (Park So-dam). They are the Kims, a very busy family trying to get by with temporary jobs, but whose lives are changed forever by the arrival of a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
When Ki-woo starts tutoring the daughter of a wealthy family who has been cheated out of her training, his family ends up turning it into an unexpected opportunity to gradually settle into that household and use all kinds of deceptive but cunning tricks to achieve your goal: becoming the new service workers bit by bit and taking down the old ones cooks, cleaners, drivers and street workers. The invaders soon begin to enjoy the benefits of living in the world of the rich and famous, but not knowing where that will lead them.
Addictive, biting and exciting, parasites is one of those movies you can’t stop watching, full of small details that make it even better and that, ultimately, ended up being considered in its day as a true masterpiece and now as one of the best films of the decade, but also of all time. In addition to the spectacular ‘performance’ at the international box office at the time of its premiere, the feature film came back to life a huge wave of success after making history at the Oscars that year. In fact, shortly after that unforgettable moment, Bong Joon Ho’s film would become the Asian film with the highest grossing at the Spanish box office in history.
About the HBO series ‘Parasites’
After its success, also in the first months of 2020 it would be announced HBO’s intention to turn the acclaimed film into a miniseries by its director Bong Joon Ho and Adam McKay, the same producer of the also award-winning succession.
The details of the project since then have been scarce, although, after the first rumors that indicated the participation of Mark Ruffalo, it was finally confirmed that Tilda Swinton would be one of the protagonists. A signing that finally fell apart in October 2022.
about the series parasites We also know that it will bear the same name, that Bong Joon Ho will be the one to oversee the entire process, and that he will explore events that happen between the scenes of the film but could not be incorporated.