The South Korean film Parasite created history by winning the Best Film Award at the 2020 Oscars. This is the first time in the history of Oscars 92 years ago when a foreign language film (Asian film) has won the Best Feature Film award. Producer Kwok SinAye and director Bong Joon-ho’s film was nominated for a total of six awards. It received the Oscar for Best Film as well as Best Director, Best International Feature Film and Original Screenplay.
The film also premiered at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival. The film has also won awards at the BAFTA for the original screenplay. South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in congratulated Joon-ho and everyone associated with the film and said: “Thank you for showing the story of the struggle of people struggling with difficult situations.”
The Parasite is said to be a black comedy film, in which Bong Joon-ho tries to show social inequality, capitalism, and the struggle between people for basic amenities.
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What is the Story of “Parasite “?
The story of the parasite is the story of the relationship between two families where a well-to-do family depends on the services of another family. So the second family is dependent on the property of the first family to feed themselves. The Kim family lives in the basement of a house and this family feels that they can live a life of comfort by working for the Park family. Kim Taek-a is the head of the Kim family and her family lives by doing odd jobs. A friend of the family’s son Ki-woo tells him one day that he used to give tuition to the daughter of a wealthy family (Park family) but has to go abroad for further studies.
He says that he wants Ki-woo to start giving him tuition. Hard-lived Ki-woo could not pass college, but he agrees and gets a fake degree. After meeting the Park family, Ki-woo learns that he will have to stay connected to this family for a good life. When the Park family needs an art teacher for their son, he suggests his sister’s name for it. He also creates fake degrees for his sister. In order to live a life of comfort, these two somehow leave all the servants of the Park family and get their family members working there.
Moon-gwang, who has been working for the Park family for years, suddenly returns one day after being fired. She hid her husband Komakan in the basement for years. This is known to the Kim family members. But during this time, Moon-gwang learns that everyone who came to work under different names in the Park family is members of the Kim family. She blackmails them and asks them to leave them in the basement there. The story ahead is about trying to keep themselves alive, maintaining their lies and saving the lives of family members, which shatters the entire Kim family.
Parasite Movie Trailer
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OSCAR 2020 Winners List
- Best picture – Parasite
- Best actress – Renée Zellweger, Judy
- Best actor – Joaquin Phoenix, Joker
- Best supporting actress – Laura Dern, Marriage Story
- Best supporting actor
- Brad Pitt, Once Upon a Time
- Best director – Bong Joon-ho, Parasite
- Best Music (original song) – “I’m Gonna Love Me Again” from Rocketman
- Best Music (original score) – Joker
- International feature film – South Korea, Parasite
- Makeup and hairstyling – Bombshell
- Visual effects – 1917
- Best film editing – Ford v Ferrari
- Best Cinematography – Roger Deakins, 1917
- Best sound mixing – 1917
- Best costume design – Jacqueline Durran, Little Women
- Best production design – Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
- Live-action short film – The Neighbors’ Window
- Best original screenplay – Bong Joon-ho, Parasite
- Animated short film – Hair Love
- Animated feature film – Toy Story 4