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Parasite (2019)

Parasite (2020)

Films made in the USA rarely touch on subjects like class disparity. Mostly it’s because the political climate here is too hot for them to even be considered. But also because politicians really love to hide classism as individualism. And a lot of people, wealthy, well off peoplec believe that or at least stand by it. 

In other parts of the world though, classism is very much in your face and hard to ignore.

Parasite follows a poor family who scheme to become employed by a wealthy family, infiltrating their household by posing as unrelated, highly qualified individuals.

Interestingly enough, the family’s struggle and hustle to get more money and have a better life, is very akin to the concept of the “American Dream”: Elusive, unrealistic, unstructured and one of the greatest lies told in human history.

What makes Parasite great is the performances that are extremely fleshed out. There’s a lot of meaning and passion behind an apathetic look one of the actors portrays onscreen. A faded smile can say a lot about what the character and the world around them, is going through. 

Also, Parasite stands out as one of those movies that the Oscars actually did right by. It won Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best International Feature. Ever since then, International films have been breaking into the Oscars nomination slots. 


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