Your browser is out-of-date!

Update your browser to view this website correctly. Update my browser now

×

Watch: “Parasite” Director Bong Joon-ho Breaks Down the Film’s Opening Scene

“In everyday life we encounter who is rich, who is poor, and why… almost every day. It’s quite natural to create that kind of story as a contemporary filmmaker.”

Bong Joon-Ho on the set of “Parasite.”

Parasite director Bong Joon-ho and star Choi Woo-shik break down the opening scene of their dark comedy thriller, explaining everything from the art direction to the symbolism of the character’s actions.

“[It’s] something very natural to talk about the rich and poor in this era, in this age,” says Bong about opening the film with his main character’s house in a poor neighborhood. “In everyday life we encounter who is rich, who is poor, and why… Almost every day. It’s quite natural to create that kind of story as a contemporary filmmaker.”

Watch below.

Read more: Bong Joon Ho’s Favorite Movies: 30 Films the Director Wants You to See

Close