From the archive
This film was last shown on 17 March 2020
Academy Awards 2020:
Best original screenplay
Best international feature
Bong Joon Ho (Memories of Murder, Okja, Snowpiercer) is back with a jaw-dropping, rip-roaring, pitch-black modern fairy-tale.
Meet the Park Family: the picture of aspirational wealth. And the Kim Family, rich in street smarts but not much else. When one of the Kims is presented with the opportunity to tutor the daughter of the wealthy Park family, they smell a golden opportunity.
Soon, a symbiotic relationship forms between the two families. The Kims provide "indispensable" luxury services while the Parks bankroll their entire household. When a parasitic interloper threatens the Kims' newfound comfort, a savage, underhanded battle for dominance breaks out, and things first go comically - then horribly - wrong.
- Bong joon-ho
- South Korea
- 2 hours 12 minutes
- Cho Yeo-jeong, Lee Sun-kyun, Song Kang-ho