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Parasite: A Masterpiece Of Dark Humor And Social Commentary
18th July 2022 • Wrong Term Memory • Jack Shaw & Colin McMillan
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In “Parasite,” South Korean director Bong Joon-ho presents a darkly humorous tale of two families – one wealthy and one struggling to make ends meet. The Kim family, our protagonists, are an example of the latter, living in a cramped basement apartment and hustling to make a living.

In stark contrast, the Parks are the epitome of wealth and privilege. Living in a luxurious mansion, they are entirely unaware of the struggles of those less fortunate. As the film progresses, the lives of the two families become intertwined in unexpected and often hilarious ways.

Throughout “Parasite,” Bong Joon-ho expertly explores the complex dynamics of class struggles and the vast divide between the rich and poor. The film is a biting critique of a society that values wealth above all else, and a commentary on the lengths that people will go to in order to secure a better life for themselves and their families.

From start to finish, “Parasite” is a rollercoaster of emotions – a deft blend of comedy, tragedy, and suspense. Bong Joon-ho expertly balances these elements, keeping the audience on the edge of their seat one minute and doubled over with laughter the next.

In conclusion, “Parasite” is a masterpiece of dark humor and social commentary. With its talented cast, sharp writing, and insightful exploration of class struggles, it’s a film that is sure to leave a lasting impression long after the credits roll.



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