DIRECTOR(S): Bong Joon-Ho   COUNTRY: South Korea   YEAR: 2019   LANGUAGE(S): Korean   SUBTITLES: German   RUNNING TIME: 131 min

SECTION: Previews at Cinecittà 2019


Friday, 04.10., 8.00 pm, Cinecittà


With his usual sense of black humor and without resorting to genre, Bong Joon Ho dissects society and thus became the first Korean filmmaker to win the Golden Palm.

Ki-taek’s family of four is close, but fully unemployed, with a bleak future ahead of them. The son Ki-woo
is recommended by his friend, a student at a prestigious university, for a well-paid tutoring job, spawning hopes of a regular income. Carrying the expectations of all his family, Ki-woo heads to the Park family home for an interview. Arriving at the house of Mr. Park, the owner of a global IT firm, Ki-woo meets Yeon-kyo, the beautiful young lady of the house. But following this first meeting between the two families, an unstoppable string of mishaps lies in wait.


Bong Joon-ho, born in 1969, is a South Korean film director and screenwriter. His films include the monster movie The Host (2006) and the sci-fi action movie Snowpiercer (2013), both of which are among the highest-grossing films of all time in South Korea. His last work, Okja debuted at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival. In 2017, Metacritic ranked Bong #13 on its list of the 25 best film directors of the 21st century. His films feature uncomfortable subject matter, black humor and sudden mood shifts.


Barking Dogs Never Bite (2000), Memories of Murder (2003), The Host (2006), Shaking Tokyo (2008), Mother (2009), Snowpiercer (2013), Okja (2017), Parasite (2019)

SCRIPT: Bong Joon-Ho, Jin Won Han   PRODUCERS: Bong Joon-Ho, Jang Young-Hwan, Yang-kwon Moon, Kwak Sin-ae   CAMERA: Kyung-pyo Hong   EDITOR: Jinmo Yang   MUSIC: Jaeil Jung   CAST: Chang Hyae-Jin, Park So-Dam, Lee Sunkyun, Song Kang-Ho, Cho Yeo-Jeong, Choi Woo-shik

PRODUCTION: Barunson E&A   WORLD SALES: Cj Entertainment / Cj Enm Corporation   GERMAN DISTRIBUTOR: Koch Films Gmbh, Central Film Verleih GmbH