Official US Trailer for Bong Joon-ho's Palme d'Or-Winning 'Parasite'

August 14, 2019
Source: YouTube

Parasite Trailer

"Rich people are really gullible." Neon has debuted the first full US trailer for Bong Joon-ho's masterpiece Parasite, which won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this summer. This is hands-down one of the best films of the year, and it's getting a theatrical release starting in October after playing at TIFF and NYFF. An unemployed, impoverished Korean family works their way into the home of the wealthy and glamorous Parks, until they get entangled in an unexpected incident. The film 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. I LOVE this film, so so so much. I wrote a glowing review of this from Cannes, calling it, "an intelligent, amusing, devious, uniquely-Korean script that is a total knockout." I've seen it twice already and it's still one of my favorite films of the year. Don't miss it.

Here's the first official US trailer (+ poster) for Bong Joon-ho's Parasite, direct from Neon's YouTube:

Parasite Film Poster US

You can watch the international teaser trailer for Bong Joon-ho's Parasite here, to see the original reveal.

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. This premiered at the Cannes Film Festival this year, where it won the Palme d'Or top prize (read our review). CJ Entertainment released the film in Korean cinemas in June earlier this summer. Neon will open Bong Joon-ho's Parasite in select US theaters starting on October 11th coming up soon this fall. Who's in?

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I wonder if it garners the same reaction like watching "OldBoy" for the first time...

THE_RAW_ on Aug 14, 2019


Hell yeah. I am so psyched for this movie. Joon-ho is revved up.

DAVIDPD on Aug 14, 2019


Oh yeah, hell yeah. Can't wait ...

shiboleth on Aug 14, 2019


So what is it about?...I liked two things about this trailer...the gal who rang the doorbell....and get this...the photography...knowing it was digital more than likely. I'm always harping on how much I dislike digital to I've got to own up when is see something digital and like the look. I researched this to be sure and it was shot on the Arri Alexi 65 digital camera. That's probably one reason it looks so good. The other was the talent involved in using that camera...the lighting...the production design. Good job. Why can't all digital look this good?

thespiritbo on Aug 14, 2019


Now I see what all the film fest buzz was about. I'll be sure to catch it in my fave cinema!!

Whichhalfofthewit on Aug 14, 2019

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