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Beloved South Korean auteur Bong Joon-ho’s latest already has plenty to recommend it, from a boundary-busting Palme d’Or win at Cannes to a massive box office showing in the filmmaker’s home country and even inclusion on IndieWire’s own list of the best films of the decade. Next up: a fall festival run and a prime awards-season stateside release date. So what’s all the fuss about? Let the film’s first U.S. trailer explain, which unspools a tale of two families unlike anything you’ve seen before.
Billed as a “pitch-black modern fairytale,” the film follows two very different families who find themselves tangled up in a complex (and yes, parasitic) bond that is threatened by encroaching outside forces. While the Kim family has street smarts to spare, they’ve got little else to recommend them — but don’t tell the rich Park family that, who easily let the Kims inside their bubble thanks to the Kims’ various “luxury services.”
Kim - Kids - Services - Tutor - Therapist
First, the Kim kids offer their services as a tutor and an art therapist, then the rest of the Kims appear with their own skills that the Parks desire to make their rich lifestyle even more cushy. As the Kims cleverly cull any possible interlopers and begin to install their own clan as the Parks’ go-to employees, the queasy...
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