Parasite ★★★★★

This was my first Korean film, and honestly what a great place to start. Parasite is funny, twisty, dramatic and shocking, with an-impossible-to-pigeon-hole genre and story, whilst also exploring themes of wealth disparity and class issues in an accessible and interesting and original way.

Focusing on an out of work and out of luck South Korean family, the film shows their attempts to inflitrate a wealthy families home by gaining their employment and trust. However, not all is as it seems, as the film dramatically changes direction due to an unexpected discovery in the new home.

I don't want to spoil even a moment of this, as it is genuinely surprising, funny, tense and interesting throughout. The acting is incredible, the direction and cinematography are beautiful and the soundtrack is something else. This is certainly one of, if not the best film of the year.

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