With a smart and intense investigation of human conduct, 'Parasite' is a skillfully made movie that's a positive sure must-watch.
A poor, jobless family plays out a well-laid arrangement to acquire employment for themselves in an affluent family unit, to release a progression of unforeseen events.
Kim Ki-taek (Song Kang-ho)
Kim Ki-woo (Choi Woo-Shik)
Kim Ki-jeong (Park So-dam)
Park Da-hye (Jung ji-so)
Yeon-kyo (Cho Yeo-jeong)
Chung sook (Chang Hyae-jin)
Park Da-song (Jung Hyeong)
Chung sook (Chang Hyae-jin)
Critic's Rating: 4.5
'Parasite's' inaugural shot of a tiny glass window turning upward from a basement house to the sight on a narrow, winding street sets the visual tone of the film solidly, directly at the beginning. There are many more such shots that figuratively pass on the social and monetary divergence that's the focal theme of this movie.
Particularly the utilization of stairs going up and down confined spaces versus rich, open green yards, delightfully and stylishly spread out fruit slices rather than an awkwardly stacked plate of foodstuff from a local kitchen.
Kim Ki-taek and his family reside in a pokey, underground home and are, for the most part, jobless. At the point when we see them, the family is disconcerted that their admittance to free Wi-Fi has been stopped. Clearly not ready to manage their own, they have been soaking up their neighbor's connection.
Actually, even as fumigation is conducted on their road, Kim advises his family to leave the windows open so that they can take a free extinction of the bugs in their home, in spite of nearly stifling on the exhaust. On certain days, they land by with transitory positions like fixing pizza boxes. Therefore, when his child Kim Ki-charm is offered by a companion to be established as an English teacher to the girl of a rich Mr. Park, he concurs. Just hitch, Kim Ki-woo doesn't own a college degree, having botched his university tests.
In any case, his sister, Kim Ki-Jeong gives a fast answer for her master photo-shopping abilities. Equipped with a counterfeit degree document, Kim establishes a simple imprint on Mr. Park's significant other, Yeon-Kyo, and their teen little girl, Park Da-Hye. There's additionally their 9-year-old child, Park Da-song, rushing around the house, who Yeon-Kyo supposes has untouched aptitude as an artist.
With one foot solidly inside the Park family unit, Kim Ki-Jeong shrewdly puts his sister as Da- song's art tutor cum psychoanalyst. Yeon-Kyo's gullible & innocent nature makes this integration very smooth. Rapidly with certain cautious plotting, counterfeit personalities, and a well-practiced arrangement, even his parents, Kim Ki-taek and Chung sook, are engaged in the household.
It appears as though an impeccable arrangement with the Kim family fixed into their newly discovered jobs and the sunlit, extravagant manner of the Park family, giving it the ideal background. However, much the same as that, the director's screenplay springs on us unforeseen developments and an exciting approach to a horrifying yet surprising climax.
Via a well-executed labyrinth of events, the pervasive class struggle and social difference go to the front. The Kim's are frequently revealed huddled all together, eating away at their dinners, and the Parks are regularly in their own extensive rooms, nearly detached from one another.
In a voicing scene, when Mr. Park talks about Mr. Kim's smell that floats through the vehicle when he drives, going too far and arriving at the backseat, he depicts it as an old cloth that has been boiled and that smell that folks who travel in the subway have. It's clear there is implicit hatred is on the two closures, as Chung sook jokes how Yeon-Kyo is courteous on the grounds that she is well-off.
With not an instant that appears to be pointless or extra, 'Parasite' is remarkably well tempo and edited (Yang Jin-mo). Director deftly builds stylized, sensational sequences set to a splendid background score (Jung Jae-il) as the movie quickly shifts from one plot point then onto the next. It brings about a grasping yet touching watch. The troupe cast upgrades the action with standout performances, particularly Park So-dam, Song Kang-ho & Choi Woo-Shik.
With an astute and blistering survey of human conduct, 'Parasite' is an amazingly hewed film that's a definite must-watch.