The South Korean drama Parasite– directed by Bong Joon-ho– made Oscar history on Sunday night when it ended up being the first foreign language film ever to take home the trophy for BestPicture Even though it’s liked by critics and is now the highest- earning South Korean film of all-time, American audiences are still finding this gem.
After its debut at the Cannes Film Celebration in May, Parasite has actually made $1635 million at the box office worldwide, however just $354 million has actually originated from the United States. The film struck American theaters on October 11 th through a minimal release, and in its first weekend on 3 screens it made an extraordinary $392,216, with a per-screen average of $131,072 That’s the highest ever for a non-English film.
Last night, Parasite made history as the first non-English film to win an Oscar for best picture.
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Over the next couple of weeks, the film broadened to 1,000 theaters, however it didn’t get anywhere near the screen average from its opening weekend. For lots of casual spectators, needing to check out subtitles is a dealbreaker when it concerns selecting a motion picture. Now that Parasite has actually gotten extraordinary honors from Hollywood, American audiences are questioning what all the difficulty is about.
Parasite informs the story of 2 households– the rich Park family and the bad Kim family– whose lives converge when the Kim family infiltrates the Park family’s world. Everything starts when the Kim children start tutoring the Park children, and after that the Kim moms and dads start operating in the Park home after a little computing lands them tasks.
Throughout the story, each family ends up being “parasites” in various methods, as the Kims benefit from the Parks’ money, and the Parks make use of the Kims’ low-cost labor.
“Because the story is about the poor family infiltrating and creeping into the rich house, it seems very obvious that Parasite refers to the poor family, and I think that’s why the marketing team was a little hesitant,” Bong described to Yahoo Movies. “But if you look at it the other way, you can say that rich family, they’re also parasites in terms of labor. They can’t even wash dishes, they can’t drive themselves, so they leech off the poor family’s labor. So both are parasites.”
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Parasite is the seventh film that Bong Joon-ho has actually directed, with his previous works consisting of Netflix’s Okja (2017), the independent thriller Snowpiercer (2014), and the beast flick The Host (2006).
In addition to its Best Picture win at the Oscars, Parasite won the prominent Palme d’Or at Cannes, the Best Foreign Language Film award at the Golden Globes, and Best Film not in the English language at the BAFTAs.
Parasite and Bong Joon-ho won an overall of 4 Oscars– Best Picture, Best Initial Movie Script, Best Director, and Best International Function Film.
For fans who have an interest in seeing Parasite, it’s readily available to purchase or lease on both Amazon Prime Video and YouTube.