It seems like yesterday when ‘Parasite’ Made history at the 2020 Oscars and opened Korean cinema to the general public. For some time, the film could not be seen on any platform and now it is finally available on RTVE Play and for free.
Who is the parasite?
The Kim family survives as best they can in a dilapidated apartment based on scams and precarious jobs. When the youngest son begins working as a private tutor for a wealthy family, he sees an opportunity to introduce the rest of his relatives as workers in the household, even if he has to lie to do so. .
Bong Joon-ho had already made notable films like ‘Memories of Murder’ or ‘The Host’, he also started making his Hollywood debut with ‘Okja’ and ‘Snowbreaker’. However, it was the work of ‘Parasites’ that gained unprecedented fame and Opened Korean audiovisual to the general publicBefore ‘The Squid Game’ came along.
The film already stood out at the Cannes Film Festival, where it was the first film to unanimously win the Palme d’Or since 2013 (when “The Life of Adele” did). Then Oscar will arrive, where she managed to be First non-English language film to win Best Picture as well as Best Foreign Film.
‘Parasites’ is one of those Bridge films which has managed to impress the masses and critics alike. Strong satire on social disparitiesTold with intelligence and a very dark humor that escapes the haunting and commonplaces.
with some Characters are characterized by their ambiguityshows the difference between the orbits through movie frames and film’s own symbiosis: The Kim family lives in the basement, the park house is upstairs, and there are more floors below…
play with tension It is built into the viewer while knowing the risk they are running by playing that plan. in turn, is many really surprising twists Change what we thought we knew about the situation in order to move the situation in a new direction.
The story has a deep social dialogue, but it doesn’t build on idealizing “good” and “bad” characters, but constantly moves between gray areas, without condescending to the audience.
‘Parasites’ is one of its director’s best films and one of the best Oscar winners of the 21st century: A clever and wickedly funny satire that hooks you from the start, keeps you tense and more than one surprise is in front of you. The film is now available on streaming and can be viewed for free on RTVE Play for a limited time.