Parasite, the latest film from Korean maestro Bong Joon-Ho, swept critics off their feet at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, taking home the coveted Palme d’Or and bringing feverish word of mouth hype with it. Today, you can finally see what all the buzz is about with a new trailer.
Showing a deft visual touch and brooding sense of humor, the trailer for Parasite will get under your skin in no time. The film follows the Kim family’s infiltration of the upper-class Park family, offering English tutoring and art therapy to con their way into some easy money. But something is amiss here, from the repeated failures of past employees to the flickering blood spatters and tense soundtrack. Here’s an official synopsis:
Meet the Park Family: the picture of aspirational wealth. And the Kim Family, rich in street smarts but not much else. Be it chance or fate, these two houses are brought together and the Kims sense a golden opportunity. Masterminded by college-aged Ki-woo, the Kim children expediently install themselves as tutor and art therapist, to the Parks. Soon, a symbiotic relationship forms between the two families. The Kims provide “indispensable” luxury services while the Parks obliviously bankroll their entire household. When a parasitic interloper threatens the Kims’ newfound comfort, a savage, underhanded battle for dominance breaks out, threatening to destroy the fragile ecosystem between the Kims and the Parks.
Parasite releases on Oct. 11 via NEON Films. Check out the official trailer below.