First Teaser Trailer for Bong Joon-ho's Family Tragicomedy 'Parasite'

April 8, 2019
Source: YouTube

Parasite Trailer

Get ready for the next Bong Joon-ho film! CJ Entertainment has debuted an official Korean trailer for Bong Joon-ho's next, a family drama titled Parasite. Don't be deceived, however, as there's definitely still some murder and mystery in this - it's not just a simple drama about a family. All unemployed, Ki-taek's family takes peculiar interest in the Parks for their livelihood until they get entangled in an unexpected incident. This stars Song Kang-ho (Bong's usual lead from Memories of Murder, The Host, Snowpiercer) with Lee Sun-kyun, Cho Yeo-jeong, Jang Hye-jin, Choi Woo-shik, Park So-dam, plus Park Seo-joon. We don't usually post international trailers without subtitles, but this is the new Bong Joon-ho film! Can't help it. He's one of my favorite filmmakers, and rumors are this will premiere in Cannes. Definitely worth a look.

Here's the first teaser trailer with subtitles (+ poster) for Bong Joon-ho's Parasite, direct from YouTube:

Parasite Film Poster

Revolves around Ki-taek (Song Kang-ho) and his unemployed family as they take a peculiar interest in the Park family, which leads them to get entangled in an unexpected incident. Parasite is directed by visionary Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-ho, of the films Memories of Murder, The Host, Mother, Snowpiercer, and Okja previously. The screenplay is also written by Bong Joon-ho. Produced by Kwak Sin-ae and Jang Young-hwan. The film is expected to premiere at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival this May. CJ Entertainment will release Bong Joon-ho's Parasite in only Korean cinemas starting June 15th also in the summer. Neon will distribute the film in the US, but no release is confirmed yet. Stay tuned. First impression? Thoughts so far?

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Didn't understand a thing. But I dig his films. So, I'm interested to know more about this ...

shiboleth on Apr 8, 2019


I saw absolutely nothing in or about this trailer that would want to make me see this film. That and the fact I didn't much care for Snowpiercer means I'll take a huge pass on this.

thespiritbo on Apr 8, 2019


Thanks for including this one, Alex. Very relevant for the times, looking forward to seeing how this plays out. Love the poster too!

Electronic Eric on Apr 9, 2019


No prob. Yes!! I can't wait to see it, big fan of Bong Joon-ho.

Alex Billington on Apr 9, 2019


It's a short teaser, so I'm just guessing, but the title is Parasite (as in 'leeching off the wealth of another person/family/country'?). I see a Native American war bonnet and blood being spilled. Could this movie be an allegory for colonisation?

James VDB on Apr 15, 2019

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