Two families that couldn’t be more different are the focus of this Oscar-winning film.
A must for film fans: When am Sunday, May 15, 2022 at 10:30 p.m the south korean movieparasites” on arte is shown, true film connoisseurs shouldn’t be far. The tragic comedy not only combines bite and irony with a gripping story, the film managed the feat at the Oscars 2020 as the first non-English language film ever to take home the most important prize of the evening for Best Film.
For a small surcharge, you can also rent or buy “Parasite” digitally on Amazon Prime.
The story revolves around the Kim family of four, who just make ends meet in a basement apartment in Seoul and keep their heads above water with just a few jobs. When the son heard about a tutoring job with a wealthy family, the Parks, he forged references without further ado in order to teach the daughter English from then on. But that’s just the beginning of the entanglements with which the Kims soon fool the parks into thinking another world and feast on their luxury house like parasites.
Those who had missed the film so far shouldn’t bring more knowledge with them, so as not to spoil their enjoyment of the film’s level of suspense before viewing it.
The international triumph of “Parasite”
Since the world premiere at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival, where director Bong Joon-ho’s (“Snowpiercer”) awarded “Parasite” with the Palme d’Or, a rapid triumph of the tragic comedy has developed. The film is not only well received by the trade press, but also by the public, as a look at the rating platform Rotten Tomatoes reveals, where the film scores over 90% in both ratings.
No wonder that in the end there were six nominations at the Oscars and the South Korean film was awarded four prizes and was even the first non-English language film to win the Best Film award. There were also awards at the Golden Globes, the BAFTA Film Awards, the Screen Actors Guild Award and numerous other prizes.
If you finally want to catch up on the film, you can use the TV broadcast on arte or watch the film in the broadcaster’s media library afterwards.
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