Philippine Fans, Here Are Reasons Why You Should Watch South Korean Film “PARASITE”

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Making its way to Filipino fans, critically-acclaimed film PARASITE is set for exclusive screening on August 14.

Viva International Films proudly brings award-winning South Korean box office hit Parasite exclusively on SM Cinemas nationwide. Starring multi-awarded veteran actor Song Kang Ho, the Bong Joon Ho dark comedy thriller emerged victorious as Palme d’Or winner of the 2019 Cannes Film Festival.



Boasting a solid lineup and a witty script, the film went on to secure over 10 million admissions. Therefore, making it the second-highest grossing film for 2019 Korean box office to date.

Before you flock to SM Cinema on August 14, here are more delightful reasons why it is a must-watch movie treat.

Star-studded cast + world-renowned director


PARASITE, Bong Joon Ho’s seventh feature film, reunites the celebrated director to respected South Korean actor Song Kang Ho. Both worked on The Host and Snowpiercer before. Two productions that entered South Korea’s list of all-time highest-grossing films and has gained global praises.

Rounding up the main cast are Lee Sun Gyun, Cho Yeo Jeong, Choi Woo Shik, Park So Dam and Jang Hye Jin. A mixture of seasoned and young actors brought life to the smartly written narrative that would linger on audience memory.

Loved by the audience for his film and television projects, Lee Sun Gyun last appeared on hit drama My Mister. Meanwhile,versatile actress Cho Yeo Jeong recently appeared on melodrama Beautiful World. Carving their careers in dominantly film roles, actors Choi Woo Shik and Park So Dam last worked on series’ The Package and Cinderella and the Four Knights respectively.

Retrospective Story That Brims With Comedy

Praised for its ruminative story, PARASITE threads on the struggles of South Korea’s working class. It charmingly sheds light on the evident growing disparity between the rich and the poor in Korean society. Abundantly layered with humor kicks, the underdog story strangely inspires. It depicts a family who connived surreptitiously to work for a rich household. From there, its thrilling and depraved moments leave a thought-provoking message for viewers to mull over.

Award-winning + top-selling film

Winning the prestigious Palme d’Or rippled success in local movie attendance for PARASITE. It became Director Bong’s second film to enter the elusive 10 million movie club of South Korea. Additionally, the 19th film to enter the all-time roster.

Aside from Cannes, the films has won numerous awards in 2019 Chunsa Film Art Awards, 2019 International Cinephile Society and 2019 Sydney Film Festival.

Bonus Cameo Perk


A cameo from popular Hallyu actor Park Seo Joon spin the opportunity that will change the lives of the intertwined families in the movie.

To be exclusively launched at SM Cinemas beginning August 14, PARASITE is set to gift you an awe-inspiring movie experience that you can share with your friends and family.

Image Credit: Viva International Films

PARASITE – In cinemas August 14

What misadventures are in store after two different families meet?From the award-winning director of Snowpiercer and Okja, Bong Joon-Ho, comes a critically-acclaimed dark comedy that won the highest award at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival. #PARASITE opens AUGUST 14, exclusively in SM cinemas.Starring Song Kang-Ho (A Taxi Driver, Snowpiercer), Lee Sun-Kyun (A Hard Day, Coffee Prince), Cho Yeo-Jeong (The Servant, The Concubine),Choi Woo-Shik (Train To Busan, Fight For My Way), Park So-Dam (The Silenced, Cinderella With Four Knights), featuring Park Seo-Joon (Fight For My Way).

Posted by VIVA International Pictures on Friday, 12 July 2019

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