Director: Bong Joon-ho
cert tba Korea (subtitled)
Cast: Song Kang-hom, Choi Woo-shik, Park So-dam, Chang Hyae-jin
An old school-friend helps a destitute young man with a fake college diploma get a lucrative tutoring job with a rich entrepreneur’s family, and soon the young man’s sister is also working there. Initially all goes well, but then greed and class discrimination begin to undermine the relationship between the rich and poor families.
“A bizarre black comedy about social status, aspiration, materialism and the patriarchal family unit, and people who accept the idea of having (or leasing) a servant class.” – Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
“A nerve-racking masterpiece whose spell lingers long after its haunting final image.” – Bilge Ebiri, New York Magazine