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Gisaengchung (2019)

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Releases November 28, 2019
All unemployed, Ki-taek's family takes peculiar interest in the wealthy and glamorous Parks for their livelihood until they get entangled in an unexpected incident.

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Bong Joon Ho (as Joon-ho Bong)

Writers:

Jin Won Han (screenplay), Bong Joon Ho (screenplay) (as Bong Joon-ho)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Kang-ho Song ... Kim Ki-taek
Yeo-jeong Jo ... Park Yeon-kyo
So-dam Park ... Kim Ki-jung
Woo-sik Choi ... Kim Ki-woo
Seo-joon Park ... Min
Sun-kyun Lee ... Park Dong-ik
Ji-so Jung ... Park Da-hye (as Jung Ziso)
Jeong-eun Lee ... Moon-gwang
Hye-jin Jang ... Kim Chung-sook (as Hyae Jin Chang)
Andreas Fronk ... German Father
Myeong-hoon Park ... Geun-se
Ji-hye Lee ... Singer
Hyun-jun Jung ... Park Da-song
Joo-hyung Lee ... Party Guy 3
Keun-rok Park ... Yoon
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Storyline

Jobless, penniless, and, above all, hopeless, the unmotivated patriarch, Ki-taek, and his equally unambitious family--his supportive wife, Chung-sook; his cynical twentysomething daughter, Ki-jung, and his college-age son, Ki-woo--occupy themselves by working for peanuts in their squalid basement-level apartment. Then, by sheer luck, a lucrative business proposition will pave the way for an insidiously subtle scheme, as Ki-woo summons up the courage to pose as an English tutor for the teenage daughter of the affluent Park family. Now, the stage seems set for an unceasing winner-take-all class war. How does one get rid of a parasite? Written by Nick Riganas

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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

28 November 2019 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$384,216, 13 October 2019

Gross USA:

$384,216

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$91,522,238
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Dolby Atmos

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Color

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2.39:1
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In an interview with a Korean magazine Cine21, Director Bong said of his experience in filming in hyper rich Korean home. He said his hand literally shook from anxiety when he was returning a trash can that was used as a prop: the trash can was of high-tech variety that stayed silent even when the lid was closed and cost as much as US $2,500. See more »

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Chung-sook, Ki-taek's wife: If I had all this I would be kinder.
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Class struggle. After Karl Marx and Victor Hugo, here is Joon-ho Bong
9 June 2019 | by FrenchEddieFelsonSee all my reviews

This cinematographic gem has been recently rewarded by the prestigious Palme d'Or at the Cannes Festival. If I have one and only one advice to give you: go savor this fabulous movie with a strict minimum of information! Indeed, this film might schematically be split in two parts, the second one being quite surprising and unpredictable. The script is excellent and the casting is globally sumptuous, especially the gorgeous Yeo-jeong Jo for whom I may confess I have a crush.

As a postscript, an anecdote certainly insignificant but literally astonishing when you're French: in the middle of the film, the proletarian family gives itself up to an orgy, the coffee table being covered with manifold dishes including two French cheeses as industrial as cheap: « Le rustique » and « Bresse bleu ». Unbelievable!


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