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Parasite

Director: Bong Joon-ho

Starring: Kang-ho Song, Sun-kyun Lee, Yeo-jeong Jo, Woo-sik Choi, Hyae Jin Chang, So-dam Park

Rating: 15

South Korea 2019, 132mins

The South Korean Palme d'Or winning black comedy thriller about a family of fraudsters down on their luck who lie and cheat their way into the lives of an affluent family.

Thereís no place like home. Itís a cliche that sounds pretty cruel applied to Parasite, Bong Joon-hoís brilliant, insidious twist on the home-invasion thriller, in which a frostily modernist luxury house serves as several different things to different people Ė a status symbol, a shelter, a prison Ė but doesnít offer homely comforts to anyone, exactly. Yet itís true, in a funny way, for Bong himself. A globally minded film-maker with big-dreaming genre nous, he has spent the last few years making a bid for mainstream Hollywood clout, only to finally make an international phenomenon from his own doorstep. Guy Lodge - The Guardian.