Parasite - Official Trailer (2019) Bong Joon Ho Film

Lawrence Kim
August 16, 2019

Showing a deft visual touch and brooding sense of humor, the trailer for Parasite will get under your skin in no time.

The Korean director's latest film comes to USA theaters this fall, on October 11, and it looks as intense, weird, and unsettling as we'd hope. Described as a "pitch-black modern fairytale", this trailer only hints at the story that will unfold.

Parasite centers around two families: the wealthy Parks and the destitute Kims. Bong is one of the most exciting filmmakers working today, and judging by the response out of Cannes, it appears he has another sensational picture on his hands.

Parasite, about a low-income family who works its way into a rich family's lives as household employees with zany results, won the Palme d'Or and was all the rage on the Croisette.

Things start to look up for the family, however, when the college-age son of the family, Ki-woo (Woo-sik Choi), is given the opportunity to take over his friend's job as an English tutor for a wealthy family's young daughter. "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".

The official trailer is here for Bong Joon-ho's Palme d'Or victor, Parasite, and while it may not be as genre-leaning as many of his earlier films (The Host, Snowpiercer, Okja), it's definitely pitch-black comedy with at least a small side of horror, so we can't resist sharing it here.

Not that we're surprised.

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