Monday, February 10, 2020

"Parasite" Wins Best Picture Oscar

'Best Picture' Oscar winner "Parasite" is the South Korean 'black comedy thriller' directed by Bong Joon-ho ("Snowpiercer"), starring Song Kang-ho, Lee Sun-kyun, Cho Yeo-jeong, Choi Woo-shik, and Park So-dam, following members of a poor family who scheme to become employed by a wealthy family by infiltrating their household and posing as unrelated, highly qualified individuals:

"...the 'Kim' family, including father 'Ki-taek', mother 'Chung-sook', daughter 'Ki-jeong' and son 'Ki-woo', live in a small semi-basement apartment, have low-paying temporary jobs and struggle to make ends meet. One day 'Min-hyuk', a friend of Ki-Woo's and a university student, gifts the family a scholar's rock, which is meant to promise wealth to whoever possesses it. He suggests that, when he leaves to study abroad, Ki-woo should take over his job as an English tutor to the wealthy 'Park' family's daughter, 'Da-hye'. Ki-woo must pose as a university student to be hired, so Ki-jeong forges the necessary documents.

"After Ki-woo successfully interviews for the tutoring job, the Kim family begins to infiltrate the home of the Parks by recommending each other's services, posing as unrelated but sophisticated and skilled workers. 

"Ki-woo tutors and begins a romance with Da-hye. Ki-jeong poses as a renowned art therapist, who agrees to counsel the Parks' restless young son, 'Da-song'. Mr Park's chauffeur is fired after Ki-jeong frames him for having sex in the car and Ki-taek, a former valet, is hired. Finally, Chung-sook takes over as the Parks' housekeeper after the Kims exploit the long-time housekeeper's severe peach allergy..."

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