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Gisaengchung is a movie starring Kang-ho Song, Sun-kyun Lee, and Yeo-jeong Jo. A poor family, the Kims, con their way into becoming the servants of a rich family, the Parks. But their easy life gets complicated when their deception...

Other Titles
Parasite: Parásitos, 上流寄生族, Parazitim, Parásito, Ký Sinh Trùng, Parasaito: Hanchika no kazoku, Parasite: Hanchika no kazoku, Parasito, Parasitt, Parazit, 寄生虫, Parasiit, Паразит, 寄生上流, Παράσιτα, Élősködők, Parasita, Parasitas, パラサイト 半地下の家族, Parasit, Parásitos, Parasite, Parazitas
Running Time
2 hours 12 minutes
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Thriller, Drama, Comedy
Bong Joon Ho
Jin Won Han, Bong Joon Ho, Bong Joon Ho
Kang-ho Song, Sun-kyun Lee, Yeo-jeong Jo, Woo-sik Choi
South Korea
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

The Kims - mother and father Chung-sook and Ki-taek, and their young adult offspring, son Ki-woo and daughter Ki-jung - are a poor family living in a shabby and cramped half basement apartment in a busy lower working class commercial district of Seoul. Without even knowing it, they, especially Mr. and Mrs. Kim, literally smell of poverty. Often as a collective, they perpetrate minor scams to get by, and even when they have jobs, they do the minimum work required. Ki-woo is the one who has dreams of getting out of poverty by one day going to university. Despite not having that university education, Ki-woo is chosen by his university student friend Min, who is leaving to go to school, to take over his tutoring job to Park Da-hye, who Min plans to date once he returns to Seoul and she herself is in university. The Parks are a wealthy family who for four years have lived in their modernistic house designed by and the former residence of famed architect Namgoong. While Mr. and Mrs. Park are all about status, Mrs. Park has a flighty, simpleminded mentality and temperament, which Min tells Ki-woo to feel comfortable in lying to her about his education to get the job. In getting the job, Ki-woo further learns that Mrs. Park is looking for an art therapist for the Parks' adolescent son, Da-song, Ki-woo quickly recommending his professional art therapist friend "Jessica", really Ki-jung who he knows can pull off the scam in being the easiest liar of the four Kims. In Ki-woo also falling for Da-hye, he begins to envision himself in that house, and thus the Kims as a collective start a plan for all the Kims, like Ki-jung using assumed names, to replace existing servants in the Parks' employ in orchestrating reasons for them to be fired. The most difficult to get rid of may be Moon-gwang, the Parks' housekeeper who literally came with the house - she Namgoong's housekeeper when he lived there - and thus knows all the little nooks and crannies of it better than the Parks themselves. The question then becomes how far the Kims can take this scam in their quest to become their version of the Parks.

Comments about thriller «Gisaengchung» (19)

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There are a lot of movies which are supposed to be a comedy, but really don't work. The other movies which have been directed by other directors are too predictable. But this movie is a great example of what to do in order to make a comedy movie. The first half of the movie is all about the plot, the second half is about the comedy. The movie is funny and it's a good idea to watch this movie. I don't know why people are saying that this movie is not funny. It's not a comedy, it's a drama, a drama about a drama. And it's a great idea to make a comedy movie.

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Carolyn C.

After watching the trailer for this movie, I was really excited to watch it. But the trailer was not as good as the movie. The story was not as interesting as the trailer. But I still enjoyed the movie. It was very entertaining and interesting. I recommend you to watch it. It is a good movie for the whole family.

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Cynthia Weaver

If you've ever wanted to know how South Korea treats its criminal underground, this is the movie for you. It's not a documentary but it's an interesting look at the criminal underworld and the people who live there. The director, Hwang Jang-Suk, who directed the acclaimed "To Live", is known for making "witty" movies. In "Bae Bong-Joong" he makes a very intelligent movie about the criminal underworld. The movie is a dark comedy with a strong anti-government message. The characters are all different and each one has a different personality. The movie is well directed and the characters are well developed. It's a movie that you can watch with your kids and you'll have a great time. It's definitely not for the squeamish.

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Hannah Banks

I had the privilege of seeing this film at the Cannes Film Festival. I was not expecting to like it but I did. It was very clever and very funny. I have to admit I was a little disappointed in the end, but the movie was still very good. I think the ending was a little predictable but it still was very good. The movie has a very good plot, a very good story and a very good cast. The actors all did a very good job and it is a shame that the story was a little predictable. I think this is a good movie to see at the cinema. It is very entertaining and it has a very good message. I would definitely recommend this movie to anyone.

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I don't know how to describe this movie. I watched it with my family and they were all very surprised by the ending. The movie is not that simple, the plot is quite complex and if you don't understand the ending, you will feel cheated and disappointed. The story is not predictable, the main characters are not very likable, the movie is full of twists and turns. There are some really good actors in this movie. I am a big fan of Bong Joon-Ho, and he was very good in this movie. I liked the way the movie ended, and I think it was a good way to end the movie.

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I was expecting the movie to be about the same, but it was not. I thought the plot was a little slow and the characters seemed to be lacking in many aspects. I was also confused about why the protagonist was so happy to be rid of the gang, and why he was so angry about it. I think the protagonist was being realistic. But I was still disappointed with the ending. I thought the movie could have been better. I think the movie could have been much better if it was a little more action oriented. I think the movie was pretty good overall.

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I have watched this movie many times and it is a must watch. It is a movie that has a great story and the story is told in a very good way. It is a story of love and hate between two people, and of course the main character. It is a very good movie, the acting is very good and the script is also good. The direction is very good. I have seen the movie 2 times and I think that I will watch it a few more times. I really like this movie. I would rate this movie 8/10.

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Christopher Barnett

If you are a fan of Korean cinema, you will love this film. The cinematography, the script, the is all very well done. It is a movie that is very entertaining, but it is also very dark. It is a very dark comedy. The film is set in a dark world, where people are very suspicious of each other, and everyone has a dark secret. The film is about a girl, who is very secretive about her past. It is also about a man, who has a dark secret, and he has a dark secret that is so dark, that he is not allowed to show it to anyone. The film is a very dark comedy. The acting is great. The direction is very good. The script is very good. The story is very good. The film is a very good film. I recommend this film to anyone who likes Korean cinema. I recommend this film to everyone.

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Jessica Kim

I just watched this movie for the first time on DVD, and I must say that I am not impressed at all. It is a Korean movie, and as a Korean, I am not familiar with Korean movie styles. The plot is a little convoluted, and the characters are not that interesting. There is a lot of talking, and I did not really feel any connection to the characters. I guess it is the style of the movie, but I do not like that. There are some good moments, but I do not think it is a very good movie. I am not sure if it is a Korean movie or not, but I think that it is not a very good movie.

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This movie is a great example of what I call "the "I'm-going-to-make-a-movie-about-the-most-important-thing-in-my-life" movie". The movie has a great cast and great acting. The story is great. The acting is great. The direction is great. The whole movie is great. The only problem is, the movie is very long. It is definitely not a movie for everyone. The movie is very long, but I really enjoyed it. I recommend it to anyone who likes movies with a great story and great acting. I give it a 7 out of 10.

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Michael K.

A good movie, the cast is good, the story is good. The first half is a little slow, but the second half is much better. The movie is not perfect, but it's a good movie, definitely a movie to watch.

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The movie is about a rich man who has a son with his daughter. One day, he gets a call from his son who says that his father is going to take the daughter away. The father refuses to do it, and goes to the police to get help. The police tells him that his son was raped by a gang of robbers, and the father decides to get help from a psychiatrist, who tells him that he has to kill his son. The father then decides to kill his son. The movie is very funny and well made, and it is a good movie. The movie is very entertaining and worth watching.

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Jennifer M.

I really enjoyed this movie. It is a film with a very simple plot but with a lot of heart. The acting was great and the story was interesting. I enjoyed it very much. I hope it is released in theatres. I am sure it will be a big hit.

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Johnny Knight

I have seen many movies and TV series about the Korean War, but this is the first time I have seen a movie about the Korean War in general. I would not say it is a great movie, but it is very interesting. It shows how the war affected the Korean people and how the Korean government dealt with it. I would recommend it to anyone who likes Korean movies. It is worth watching.

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Vincent F.

This film is a refreshing change from the usual thrillers and thriller flicks. The story line is simple and very well written. I especially liked the relationship between the main characters. The acting was superb. I also enjoyed the cinematography. The photography was great and added to the mood of the film. The film also has a nice ending. Overall I would say this is a very good film.

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Gary A.

I enjoyed this movie, but I don't think it's as good as the first one. The plot is a little different, and the characters are not as likable. But I think this is better than the first one. I think this movie is a bit too long. I think it could have been shorter. The movie is a bit slow in parts, but it does have some good scenes. It's also a bit predictable, but it's still a good movie.

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I am a huge fan of Bong Joon-Ho. I like his movies, and this one is no exception. It is a very well-made movie, with great characters and a great plot. The only problem with the movie is that the plot is not very original. The plot of the movie is that a gangster named Lee Hoi-Sang (played by Bong) gets the idea to take his boss's daughter hostage, and then he goes around killing people in a revenge. This is a very good plot. But the movie is really good, and it is really hard to watch it. I was very surprised by the movie. It is really hard to watch it, because it is so good. I think the best part of the movie is the acting. The acting in the movie is very good, and the acting is the best part of the movie. I am a big fan of Bong Joon-Ho, and I think this is his best movie. I give it an 8/10.

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Philip Lynch

I have not seen the first film, but this one was not that bad. I liked the plot, the characters, the music and the editing. I thought the ending was kind of lame, but I think it was just a little too predictable. But the film is pretty good overall. The acting was decent, and the direction was good. The music was good. I was not a big fan of the first film, but I did like this one a little better. I liked the first film a lot better than this one, and I think that is the reason why I liked this one better.

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Teresa J.

This movie is one of the best films I have ever seen. It is a comedy with a great plot. I have seen it 3 times and I am still laughing every time. It is a movie you can watch and enjoy every time. The cast was very good and the movie has a great script. I have seen this movie in the theater and it was very good. I recommend this movie to all who want to watch a good comedy.