Bong Joon Ho’s Parasite trailer: Act like you own the place
NEON has released the official Parasite trailer for Bong Joon Ho’s upcoming pitch-black modern fairytale feature. You can check out the trailer in the player below and catch the movie in theaters on October 11!
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.
Parasite is a peculiar tale about two families who are worlds apart yet somewhat alike, portraying a striking reality of the world we live in. The film stars Lee Sun-Kyun (A Hard Day), Cho Yeo-Jeong (Obsessed), Choi Woo-Shik (Okja), Park So-Dam (The Priests), and Chang Hyae-Jin (Poetry).
After his 2003 debut Memories of Murder, Bong made a real splash with American audiences with his 2007 monster movie The Host and 2010’s horror-adjacent Mother. More recently, he directed the big-budget sci-fi film Snowpiercer, as well as the family film Okja for Netflix. Parasite marks the filmmaker’s triumphant return to theaters.
In addition to marking a reunion between Joon-Ho and star Song Kang-Ho (Snowpiercer, The Host), the film also marks the fifth collaboration between NEON’s CEO Tom Quinn and the 49-year-old South Korean director, with their work on the sci-fi hit Snowpiercer still proving to be one of the highest-grossing multiplatform titles in history.
Parasite recently debuted at the Cannes Film Festival to critical raves, currently maintaining a 97% approval rating from 36 critics on review aggregate Rotten Tomatoes and taking home the Palme d’Or from the festival. It will hit theaters in Los Angeles and New York in typical arthouse fashion beginning October 11.