This black fairytale presents an encounter between the Park family, who epitomise aspirational wealth, and the street-smart Kim family. The Kim children install themselves as tutor and art therapist to the Parks, whereupon a symbiotic relationship between the families develops. The Kims provide services, whilst the Parks bankroll their household, but when an interloper endangers the Kims' position, a battle for dominance starts, threatening to destroy the fragile relations between the two families.
Bong Joon-Ho blends a con man story with a tale of suspense, to uproarious and enlightening effect
Hau Chu Washington Post
Brilliant, powerfully revealing social satire.
Jeffrey M. Anderson Common Sense Media
- Savoy Cinema, Penzance
South Korea 2019 132m