Kisaengch'ung

기생충 = Parasite - Kisaengch'ung

Parasite

Blu-ray Disc - 2020 | Korean
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Kim Ki-teak's family are all unemployed and living in a squalid basement. When his son gets a tutoring job at the lavish home of the Park family, the Kim family's luck changes. One by one they gradually infiltrate the wealthy Park's home, attempting to take over their affluent lifestyle.
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, [2020]
Copyright Date: ©2020
Call Number: BLU FOREIGN PARASITE
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (132 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
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4 3/4 in
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DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
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Additional Contributors (Original Script): 봉 준호
곽 신애
한 진원
송 강호
이 선균
조 여정
최 우식
박 소담

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posie12
Oct 31, 2020

I must say; reading the comments about the movie were almost as interesting as the movie.

debwalker Oct 30, 2020

Black comedy from Korea. Won the Palme d'Or award.

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ROBERTFREDALLEN
Oct 20, 2020

If I wanted to read I would get a book. God knows in this day and age, we still have movies with subtitles. I did not get passed two minutes. fast forward a couple of times. It's subtitled throughout. thumbs down.

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PearlyKayAm1
Oct 20, 2020

Interesting & well made. I cannot think of a comparable English-language film. Long movie (2'12"), but no wasted time in it. If you take your eyes off the screen for a minute, you have to rewind a bit because you'll miss something. The subtitles were fairly easy to read.

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kathyahnlee
Oct 12, 2020

I don't watch many foreign films but this one was really well made. A bit violent for me (I don't watch rated-R much) but the acting was SO superb that it made up for it... a nice peek into the lives of the rich & the poor & allowing the viewer to get a glimpse into both worlds. I felt I could relate to both families on different levels & could commiserate with both... the montage in this movie is one of the longest & most well made I've ever seen. The director is really a genius! If you liked this movie but want less violence, there are many good korean dramas you can watch on netflix.

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vjs1
Oct 12, 2020

I requested this movie only because of all the Oscar wins and I was quite surprised at how good it was. I thought it would be some long, boring and hard to understand statement film but I was wrong. It was well paced, interesting and funny at times. It was one of the best foreign films I've seen in a long time.

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jeffr1j
Oct 07, 2020

returned 10/7/2020 - one day overdue

JCLJenV Oct 03, 2020

A very unique movie concept; a bit creepy.

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dano62
Sep 26, 2020

Very violent and negative, but with the comedic element made it somewhat easier to watch. After returning it, wondered how it may have won an Academy award for best picture. Is there something telling in the sequence of the "killing spree" at the end and who survives? The topic of a "bad odour"? They did malign some cultures, this needs to be dissected. Found it sad, the son, who with great mental effort at the end, discovered his permanently confined father sending coded signals of guidance to him using an outside lamp on the estate, but that he would never be able to share his responding communications of aspiration with him.

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21221018293347
Sep 22, 2020

I really enjoyed this movie. The acting was superb. The characters were well rounded and diverse. The storyline was interesting and very original. There was romance, drama, violence, comedy. There were the good guys and the bad guys, even if it was hard to tell who was who.
The 'car chase' was actually a race against the rising waters. The subtitles were very well done. I will keep going back to this movie and thinking - well, what about this family? What about that family? Why didn't they know? How could they possibly not know? The boy knew and everyone thought he was eccentric? What would you do to get out of poverty? How far would you go? The director/writer has put all these questions to us in this one movie. Could it have been any different? Think about it.

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dmasterson
May 11, 2020

"Respect!"

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dmasterson
May 11, 2020

"If I had all this I would be kinder."

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dmasterson
May 11, 2020

"You know what kind of plan never fails? No plan. No plan at all. You know why? Because life cannot be planned. Look around you. Did you think these people made a plan to sleep in the sports hall with you? But here we are now, sleeping together on the floor. So, there's no need for a plan. You can't go wrong with no plans. We don't need to make a plan for anything. It doesn't matter what will happen next. Even if the country gets destroyed or sold out, nobody cares. Got it?"

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reginator_22
Mar 02, 2020

Kim Ki-woo: Dad, today I made a plan - a fundamental plan. I'm going to earn money, a lot of it. University, a career, marriage, those are all fine, but first I'll earn money. When I have money, I'll buy the house. On the day we move in, Mom and I will be in the yard. Because the sunshine is so nice there. All you'll need to do is walk up the stairs. Take care until then. So long.

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jimg2000
Feb 14, 2020

Lady are you crazy? If they see that video, Mr. Park and his wife will be so shocked! What did those nice people ever do wrong? Why do this to them?
-Stop right there! Or I'll push the 'send' button.
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Honey, this 'send' button is like a missile launcher.
-What do you mean, honey?
If we threaten to push it. those people can't do anything. It's like a North Korean rocket.
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She's rich, but still nice.
-Not "rich, but still nice." She's nice because she's rich. Hell, if I had all this money. I'd be nice, too!
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Rich people are naive. No resentments. No creases on them.
-It all gets ironed out. Money is an iron. Those creases all get smoothed out.
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My wife has no talent for housework. She's bad at cleaning, and her cooking's awful.
-Still, you love her, right?
Of course. I love her. We'll call it love.

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jimg2000
Feb 14, 2020

A lot of planning (scheming,) P1 of 2:

Now our Wi-Fi is shut off. What's your plan?
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I don't think of this as forgery or crime. I'll go this university next year.
-So you've got a plan!
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To extract a woman like that, we need to prepare well.
-Right, we need a plan.
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What do we do? This isn't in the plan.
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Dad was going on about some plan...
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Dad, today I made a plan. A fundamental plan. I'm going to earn money.
A lot of it. University, a career, marriage.

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jimg2000
Feb 14, 2020

A lot of planning (scheming,) P2 of 2:

You don't have a plan?
-I just feel comfortable here.
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What do we do now, what's our plan?
-I've been wondering... What would Min do in this situation?
Min wouldn't be in this situation!
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So nothing happened. You understand? I've got my own plan.
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Ki-woo, you know what kind of plan never fails? No plan at all.
-No plan.
You know why? If you make a plan, life never works out that way. Look around us. Did these people think, "Let's all spend the night in a gym?" But look now. Everyone's sleeping on the floor, us included. That's why people shouldn't make plans. With no plan, nothing can go wrong. And if something spins out of control, it doesn't matter. Whether you kill someone or betray your country. None of it fucking matters.
Got it?

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Halloweenlib
Aug 07, 2020

Sexual Content: R-RATING by library for: (SEXUAL CONTEXT, Lots of Casual Sex)

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Halloweenlib
Aug 07, 2020

Violence: R-RATING by library for: (VIOLENCE)

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Aug 07, 2020

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reginator_22
Mar 02, 2020

Violence: Disturbing violence

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