In the first Korean film to win the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival, master filmmaker Bong Joon Ho ("Okja," "Snowpiercer") brings his singular style home to Korea for a pitch-black modern fairytale.
The Park family are the picture of aspirational wealth. The Kim family are rich in street smarts but not much else. By chance (or maybe fate) the two houses are brought together, and the Kims sense a golden opportunity. College-aged Ki-woo masterminds a plan for the Kim children to install themselves in the Park household, as a tutor and an art therapist. The two families find something of a balance—but when an unexpected interloper threatens the Kims’ newfound comfort, a savage, underhanded battle for dominance breaks out.
"One of the best movies of 2019, Bong Joon Ho's latest is a film of dramatic power, innovative comedy, romantic poetry and melancholy beauty." —Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times