On the last MERRY-GO-ROUNDTABLE episode of the year, we present this barn-burner discussion of Bong Joon-ho’s exceptional film, PARASITE. This biting Korean social satire has ripped through all critical corners of the film world and become a shocking success in the US, equal parts devastating and wildly entertaining, our panel deconstructs what makes this film so special, particularly for people who have been following Bong’s career for years.
For related research on this film check out the following:
THE DISCREET CHARM OF THE BOURGEOISIE (Available on Vudu for free)
SALT OF THE EARTH (Available on Kanopy for free)
THE PERVERT’S GUIDE TO IDEOLOGY (Available to rent on all the major platforms)
Mark Fisher’s book Capitalist Realism provides enormously useful tools for interpreting pop culture