Parasite - Enzian Theater

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Winner! Palme d'Or, Cannes Film Festival 2019

Meet the Park Family: the picture of aspirational wealth. And the Kim Family, rich in street smarts but not much else. Be it chance or fate, these two houses are brought together and the Kims sense a golden opportunity. Masterminded by college-aged Ki-woo, the Kim children expediently install themselves as tutor and art therapist, to the Parks. Soon, a symbiotic relationship forms between the two families. The Kims provide “indispensable” luxury services while the Parks obliviously bankroll their entire household. 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. By turns darkly hilarious and heart-wrenching, PARASITE showcases a modern master at the top of his game.

South Korea, 2019, 132 minutes, In Korean with English Subtitles, Rated R, Directed by Bong Joon-ho

  • “An exhilarating rollercoaster ride that keeps you guessing at every sharp turn, and by the end, leaves you a bit paralyzed by its magnificence.”

    – Oliver Whitney, GQ
  • “Troubling and wildly entertaining, the kind of smart, generous, aesthetically energized movie that obliterates the tired distinctions between art films and popcorn movies.”

    – A.O. Scott, THE NEW YORK TIMES
  • “Unquestionably one of the best films of the year.”

    – Brian Tallerico, ROGEREBERT.COM
  • “A nerve-racking masterpiece.”

  • “The best film of the year is also the funniest and most thrilling.”

    – David Sims, THE ATLANTIC
  • “A brilliant, biting, chilling, and darkly hilarious bit of social commentary from Korean master filmmaker Bong Joon-ho that's as entertaining as it is unsettling.”

    – Andrew Parker, THE GATE
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