Winner of the Palme d'Or at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival, the first Korean film to ever do so.
In an interview with a Korean magazine Cine21, Director Bong said of his experience in filming in hyper rich Korean home. He said his hand literally shook from anxiety when he was returning a trash can that was used as a prop: the trash can was of high-tech variety that stayed silent even when the lid was closed and cost as much as US $2,500.
Ki-woo's job, at-home tutor, was chosen because director realized that sadly the job is the only way that families from two extreme end of the class spectrum in modern day South Korea can cross their paths convincingly in the story arc.
Wide aspect ratio of 2.35 was chosen to accommodate the capture of large family group in a single frame, says director Bong.
The third collaboration of director Bong Jun-ho and cinematographer Hong Kyung-pyo. Hong was also the cinematographer of the last year's Korean cinema at Cannes, "Burning."
The first all korean production film of Bong since "Mother"(2009).
The first song of the closing credits is written by director Joon-ho Bong himself and sung by lead actor Woo-sik Choi.
Total number of principal photography sessions : 77. Reported production budget : KRW 13~15 billion ( US$ 11 ~ 13 million as of May 2019)
Director Bong chose his long time collaborator Song and Choi woo-sik, who was in Bong's last film "Okja", before picking any other actors of the movie while writing the script.
This is the fourth film director Bong and actor Song collaborated.
At Munich Film Festival he stated that a actually does not like screen writing and that it makes him nervous and insufferable for his family. The idea for Parasite has existed since 2015, the final script has been written within three and a half months.
The biggest Korean box office hit of all time in Indonesia, with approx. 500,000 audiences (as of July 28, 2019).
Winner of 2019 Official Competition Prize at Sydney Film Festival.
French visa # 150985.
Song is the favorite actor of Director Bong. Song starred in Bong's 2006 flick "The Host." At the end of the The Host, Song kills creature of ill Korean socio-economic problem: After the creature killed his character's daughter by stabbing. At the end of Parasite, Song also stabs a knife through a creature of socio-economic enormity after his character's daughter was killed.
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