Parasite ★★★★½

Really enjoyed this one for the slow, precise way it draws the audience in as this family’s opportunism gradually reaches epic proportions. Continually surprising and clever in their schemes. Made me think of Hitchcock at times. The performances were fantastic, so darkly funny but also affecting. Lots of details that stayed with me, as below:


Recurring visual motif of the father covering his eyes, blind to what’s ahead of him - not wishing to “make plans”. The power of smell as a sign of “class”. The Father never “crossing the line” to reveal his origins and subvert the expectations placed on those with money and influence. The hidden families, within and without, subsisting off the upper-class Park Family.

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