There are some films that require a solid trailer to sell the film. And then, as is the case with “Parasite,” you probably are already sold, and the fact that the film has a great trailer is just icing on the cake.
If you’re a fan of quality films and you don’t know about “Parasite,” then you might have been living under a rock since the spring. After winning the top prize at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, “Parasite” has become one of the buzz-iest films of 2019, with everyone who has seen it just raving about the thriller. Oh, and we’re talking about a new film from Bong Joon-ho, who is clearly one of the very best filmmakers on the planet. Really, you don’t need a trailer to sell this movie, but NEON was nice enough to provide a new one anyway.
The film stars Song Kang Ho, Lee Sun Kyun, Cho Yeo Jeong, Choi Woo Shik, Park So Dam, Lee Jung Eun, and Chang Hyae Jin. “Parasite,” of course, comes from writer-director/genius Bong Joon-ho.
In addition to the Palme d’Or, “Parasite” recently took home the Audience Award at this year’s Fantastic Fest. Clearly, there are very few films that are receiving the near-universal acclaim this year as Bong’s. But then again, we’re talking about the man who brought audiences “Memories of Murder,” “Snowpiercer,” “Okja,” and “Mother.” So, what did you expect?
“Parasite” will arrive in select theaters on October 11.
Here’s the synopsis:
Meet the Park Family: the picture of aspirational wealth. And the Kim Family, rich in street smarts but not much else. Be it chance or fate, these two houses are brought together and the Kims sense a golden opportunity. Masterminded by college-aged Ki-woo, the Kim children expediently install themselves as tutor and art therapist, to the Parks. Soon, a symbiotic relationship forms between the two families. The Kims provide “indispensable” luxury services while the Parks obliviously bankroll their entire household. When a parasitic interloper threatens the Kims’ newfound comfort, a savage, underhanded battle for dominance breaks out, threatening to destroy the fragile ecosystem between the Kims and the Parks.