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Watch ‘Parasite’ Director Bong Joon-ho Break Down the Opening Scene

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.

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