Kang-ho Song, Sun-kyun Lee, Yeo-jeong Jo, Woo-sik Choi, Hye-jin Jang, So-dam Park
|Screenplay||Joon-ho Bong, Jin Won Han|
|Sound formats||Dolby Atmos|
|Produced by||Barunson E&A, CJ Entertainment, TMS Comics, TMS Entertainment|
|Language||Frequent strong impact language presented in a context of frustration.|
|Violence||Strong impact realistic violence.|
|Drug abuse||None (sic)|
|Comments||The material contains strong impact complex and mature themes which are presented in a context of a crime drama. Themes explore the life of a low income family living in poverty engaging in an illegal activity to survive. The family is involved in forgery, working as a syndicate infiltrating the house of an affluent family, being con artists, kidnapping, foul play, trespassing, undisclosed identity, sabotage, betrayal, manipulation, lies, greed, guilt, regret, murder, deceit, revenge and teamwork. Themes of murder, fraud, manipulation, deceit and revenge are negative, laced with dark undertones likely to be psychologically disturbing, distressing, upsetting, misleading and morally harmful to the cognitive development of children under 16 years. The film does not communicate clear positive resolutions because the perpetrators never get arrested and some are left dead but the overall positive message is that crime does not pay.|
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|R: Restricted||Rated R for language, some violence and sexual content.|
|USA version is usually but not always the same as South African release. Versions released on streaming or DVD, Blu-ray or Video may also differ.|
|15: Suitable for 15 years and older||Violence, Language, Sex, Sex references.|
|British version is usually but not always the same as South African release. Versions released on streaming or DVD, Blu-ray or Video may also differ.|
What the Critics say
Alex Isaacs Director Bong Joon-ho captures the infinite melancholy, sickening violence and soul-crushing brutality of modern life in his masterpiece, Parasite. It's an extended allegory about capitalism, humanity and existence all wrapped up in a cinematically rich package. It uses a twisted and absorbing story about two families, one rich and one poor, to hold up a mirror up to the ugly face of inequality.
Leon van Nierop Dit word sterk aanbeveel as jy die krag van oorspronklike rolprente met ‘n baldadige unieke storie waardeer.
Tomatometer n urgent, brilliantly layered look at timely social themes, Parasite finds writer-director Bong Joon Ho in near-total command of his craft.
What the People say
Average .. 93%