Parasite: First Trailer For Bong Joon-ho’s latest Cannes-Bound Thriller

CJ Entertainment has debuted an official Korean trailer for Bong Joon-ho’s next, a family drama titled Parasite. The film centers around a character of named Ki-taek and his unemployed family as they take a peculiar interest in the Park family – until they get entangled in an unexpected incident.

Song Kang Ho (Snowpiercer, The Host) stars as Ki-taek alongside Lee Sun-kyun (A Hard Day) and Cho Yeo-jeong (Obsessed) as the Parks, and Choi Woo Shik (Okja), Park So-dam (The Priests) and Chang Hyae Jin (Poetry) as, respectively, Ki-taek’s son, daughter and wife. Parasite is directed by visionary Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-ho, behind such films like Memories of Murder, The Host, Mother, Snowpiercer, and Okja previously. The screenplay is also written by director Bong.

Check out the subtitled-less trailer for Parasite below:

Those of us who don’t speak Korean probably had a hard time understanding what was going on but there’s definitely some murder and mystery in this. Bong’s usual leading man, Song Kang-ho is always worth checking out and his projects with the acclaimed filmmaker are some of the best in international cinema. There’s no release date for the U.S., but the film is rumored to premiere at Cannes in May so look for Parasite to make the festival rounds throughout the summer.

Bong Joon-ho hails from South Korea and has directed a variety of genre films like Snowpiercer, Okja, and The Host. He plays with tones and styles, making sure that his next film is almost unlike his previous as far as narrative. So even though we have no idea what’s actually going on in this new trailer for Parasite, it’s still clear that Bong Joon-ho’s unique stamp is all over this film while also feeling like nothing he’s done before.

You can also check out the stark poster for the film which, much like the film itself, comes off as unorthodox but undeniably original.


CJ Entertainment will release Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite in Korean cinemas only starting June 15th also in the summer. Neon will distribute the film in the US, but no release is confirmed yet.

Source: CJ Entertainment

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