‘Parasite’: Pinakaunang Korean Movie na Sasabak sa Best Picture ng Oscars
It is also the first Korean film to win the Palme d’Or.
When it comes to music and movies, Korea has literally taken over the world. More and more people are loving Kpop (Korean pop music), while their movies and shows are being remade by other countries including America. A few shows and movies like The Lake House, The Good Doctor, and “Miracle in Cell No. 7”, are just some of the great shows Koreans have produced in the last decade or so.
Many foreign movies(not just American) were very popular prior to the recent cultural renaissance in Kpop, Kdrama along with booming Korean technologies of modern appliances. Thus this created the good basis for synergy effects for everything not just movies. There is no denying though, that when it comes to storyline, plot, and the actors themselves, Koreans are improving by the day. One movie is now making its name known across the globe, and it isn’t your ordinary movie.
Parasite had its world premiere at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival on 21 May 2019, where it became the first Korean film to win the Palme d’Or, and the first film to do so with a unanimous vote since 2013’s Blue Is the Warmest Colour. The film was released in South Korea by CJ Entertainment on 30 May 2019, and in the rest of the world through 2019 to early 2020. It received critical acclaim and was generally considered one of the best films of the year by critics. Now, it is the first Korean movie to be nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars!
The story revolves around a family living in a damp, insect infested semi-basement apartment in a low income area of Seoul. When the protagonist, Ki-Woo, takes his friend (Park Seo-Joon) to a nearby convenient store for drinks, he learns that his friend (who is going to study abroad) is leaving behind a good paying private tutoring job. His friend wants Ki-Woo to takeover the tutoring job while he is abroad. Soon, Ki-Woo enters the life of the wealthy Park family, with Ki-Woo’s own family lurking in the periphery.
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