Bong Joon-ho is a Korean director who has popped up on the radar of US film fans in recent years with movies like Snowpiercer and Okja. Now he’s back with Parasite, a film about class that we are both confused and excited about seeing after watching the trailer. We aren’t going to try and talk about the film, just check out the trailer and then get ready to go see it in theaters this October.
Parasite hits U.S. theaters on October 11th and stars Song Kang Ho, Lee Sun Kyun, Cho Yeo Jeong, Choi Woo Shik, and Park So Dam.
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.