Monthly movie to watch: Parasite


Raul Ramirez Sanchez

The movie Parasite won Best Picture at the Oscars, making it the first non-English film and first South Korean film to win Best Picture at the Academy Awards, alongside Best Director, best international feature film and Best Original Screenplay.


Although the movie “Parasite” is Drama/Mystery, the deep meaning behind the story was shocking since it reflects the current structure of the Korean hierarchy and how much the wealth gap is between the rich and the poor. Some scenes clearly show this aspect.


One such scene is when the Kim clan is first introduced. The family is seen living beneath the streets depicting how much below society they are. But when the wealthy Park family is first introduced, they are seen inside their house, which is located on top of a hill, the steps to the top of the hill long clearly showing how much above society they are.


Besides a deep meaning and a quality story, the movie also pulled off one of the most significant twists in cinema. M. Night Shyamalan would be jealous. So what happens when the smell of the poor starts to take over the scent of flowers and fragrances. The film Parasite exhibits how a film should be made, being consistent throughout with each little detail, leaving little space for plot holes. Even the name of the movie means something; the poor leeching must of the rich like parasites.