‘Parasite’ by Bong Joon Ho, Winner Cannes’ Plame d’or

‘Parasite’ by Bong Joon Ho, Winner Cannes’ Plame d’or
Similarly to ‘Burning’ last year’s So. Korean Academy Award submission, underneath the story, which is riveting by itself, is the burning discomfort and even rage of the poor who live on the underside of urban rich societies.Kang-ho Song, Hye-jin Jang, Woo-sik Choi, and So-dam Park

This 2 hour, 12 minute story carries through strongly all the way to the end with nine characters, all of whose stories and characters are intriguing and lead you to want more.

And is the Parasite the rich or is it the poor?

Vastly different from his two previous films, the futuristic train drama Snowpiercer, and the effects-heavy Netflix eco-oddity Okja …, Parasite is almost a family drama in the vein of Kore-eda’s Shoplifters portraying a loving family living in society’s underbelly, surviving in sociopathic circumstances.

With a subtext about class warfare, similarly to Burning, if there were any equivalent to such a unique
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