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Parasite (new Bong Joon-ho film)
« on: July 02, 2019, 07:37:33 AM »
Bong Joon-ho's new film is a sharp, weird social satire about an unemployed family who work out a plan to infiltrate a rich family's household through one by one getting employed as various home staff. It's terrific. A little like if Haneke had directed Shoplifters. Many thrilling touches and it gets to some unbelievable places. Go see this!

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« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2019, 05:20:43 PM »
How?

chveik

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« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2019, 07:50:12 PM »
move to France

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« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2019, 10:45:13 PM »
Cool

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Re: Parasite (new Bong Joon-ho film)
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2019, 07:30:47 AM »
It's out in Australia!

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Re: Parasite (new Bong Joon-ho film)
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2019, 08:00:05 AM »
Thanks Z, I will definitely check this oot. Stilll not seen Shoplifters yet.

zomgmouse

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« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2019, 09:08:21 AM »
Stilll not seen Shoplifters yet.

Do yourself a favour and watch it! Then check out some more of Kore-eda's back catalogue. My favourites are After Life and I Wish. Still Walking is great as well.

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« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2019, 01:00:25 AM »
Well this was magnificent.

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« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2019, 05:33:01 PM »
Great movie, anyone who likes this should check out Borgman.

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Re: Parasite (new Bong Joon-ho film)
« Reply #9 on: August 16, 2019, 06:09:43 PM »
It's now "Available" too and what I plan to watch tonight.

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Re: Parasite (new Bong Joon-ho film)
« Reply #10 on: August 17, 2019, 11:05:46 AM »
I thought this was superb too, it didn't have quite the emotional impact of Okja but it was just as fascinating to watch, if not more so.

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« Reply #11 on: August 17, 2019, 10:56:25 PM »
Excellent film, thank you very much for the heads up. Memories of Murder was great and I adore The Host, but this delivered on such a higher level. I was completely sucked into it. Tense, but with a brilliant sense of humour - I'd expect nothing less from South Korean cinema of this calibre, but like I said, this was really top tier stuff.

My one question is if the family are so smart and cunning, how have they come to find themselves in such a shitty destitute scenario as we see them from the start of the film? I know they say that they had a number of failed ventures and folded businesses in the past but it still felt a little farfetched that they were so completely and utterly impoverished.

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« Reply #12 on: August 18, 2019, 01:14:15 AM »
My one question is if the family are so smart and cunning, how have they come to find themselves in such a shitty destitute scenario as we see them from the start of the film? I know they say that they had a number of failed ventures and folded businesses in the past but it still felt a little farfetched that they were so completely and utterly impoverished.

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« Reply #13 on: August 18, 2019, 12:43:09 PM »
holy shit