Review: A family of fraudsters, the Kims, lie their way into working closely with a rich family, the Parks.
Director: Bong Joon Ho
Actors: Kang-ho Song, Sun-kyun Lee, Yeo-jeong Jo, Woo-sik Choi, So-dam Park, Jeong-eun Lee, Hye-jin Jang, Ji-hye Lee, Ji-so Jung, Myeong-hoon Park, Seo-joon Park and Keun-rok Park
Genre: Art House, Comedy, Drama, International and Thriller
This is a film that is best to watch not knowing anything about it beforehand. When watching this you could look at it as a Shakespeare play as it has elements of it being a comedy and a thriller. This is a film that I enjoyed so much that I would quite happily go and see it again. Each and every one of the cast members are pitch perfect. I very much enjoyed the musical score. The themes it focuses on are classism and discrimination. This is the first foreign language film to have ever won the Oscar for Best Picture and also the first South Korean film to receive any Academy Award Nominations. At the Academy Awards in 2020 this won 4 Oscars. They were for Best Motion Picture of the Year, Best Achievement in Directing, Best Original Screenplay and Best International Feature Film. At the Golden Globe Awards in 2020 this won for Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language. At the Bafta Awards in 2020 this won for Best Screenplay (Original) and also Best Film Not in the English Language. I watched this at the BFI Southbank.