How Parasite Has Paved a Revolutionary Path

How a flick from South Korea became such a cinema´s sensation.

(Golden Globes Website: Parasite).

(Golden Globes Website: Parasite).

Parasite, directed by: Boon Joon Ho and writer (s): Boon Joon Ho and Han Jin Won has made one of the easily best films of this decade. Parasite is about, “All unemployed, Ki-taek and his family take a peculiar interest in the wealthy and glamorous Parks, as they ingratiate themselves into their lives and get entangled in an unexpected incident,” as it states in the Golden Globes’s synopsis page. The movie itself holds 3 nominations and 1 win from the Golden Globes, a SAG Award for Cast In a Motion Picture; Chang Hyae-jin, Cho Yeo-jeong, Choi Woo-shik, Jung Hyeon-jun, Jung Ziso, Lee Jung-eun, Lee Sun-kyun, Park Myung-hoon, Park So-dam, Song Kang-ho. It holds 99% on Rotten Tomatoes and a 8.6 on IMDB (Internet Movie Database).  The nominations and awards pave a revolutionary path because of the fact that a foreign-media film to receive the ‘Hollywood,’ treatment is very rare and it’s the first one in Korea ever to be nominated for a Golden Globe and the Palme d’Or at the 2019 Cannes’ Film Festival


{Parasites´ Boon Joon Ho´s Golden Globes Speech}

As a movie as a whole, At the Box Office, the total Opening Weekend (USA) is at $393,216,13.  The total Gross is at $28,199,865. Lastly the overall World-Wide Gross is at, $143,281,773.  This marks Boon Joon Hos first all-Korean production since the movie Mother.

This also marks it being the most successful South-Korean feature of all time in Indonesia, selling 500,000 tickets as of July 28, 2019.

Overall the hard work, stellar and brilliant acting, production value, and amazing screenwriting and directing really pull together something that could be full of magic and pure rawness of film. If you ever are in the mood to watch foreign cinema with such twists and be full of tragicomedy and have such real aspects in it. Go ahead and watch Parasite ASAP.