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People Are Saying This Oscar-Nominated Thriller Is The Best Film They've Ever Seen

People Are Saying This Oscar-Nominated Thriller Is The Best Film They've Ever Seen

A dark comedy thriller has just made history by becoming the first ever Korean film to be nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars - and fans are calling it the "best they've ever seen"

Parasite, directed by Bong Joon Ho, has earned six Oscar nominations and is also the first South Korean movie to be nominated for both Best Picture *and* Best International Film.

It's not the only good news the film has had this month, either, having also scooped three Golden Globes last week.

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It also won the Palme d'Or - aka the highest honour - at Cannes Film Festival last year.

And if you're wondering why you haven't spotted the film at cinemas, fear not - it won't be released in the UK until Friday 7th February.

So what's all the buzz about? Well, the film - which is entirely in Korean but with English subtitles - is a comedy thriller focusing on two families, the Kims and the Parks.

The Kims are unemployed, living in a shabby basement and struggling to make ends meet, but everything changes when son, Ki-Woo is offered a tutoring job with a very wealthy family.

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The film has made history by being the first South Korean movie nominated for Best Picture and Best International Film (Credit: Neon)
The film has made history by being the first South Korean movie nominated for Best Picture and Best International Film (Credit: Neon)

Enter the Parks. Despite having very little education, Ki-Woo manages to blag his way into the job and integrates into the affluent lifestyle.

When Mrs Park explains she needs an art therapist for her son, Ki-Woo very quickly recommends his friend Jessica - who is actually his sister, Ki-Jung.

Soon, the Kims have made it their mission to infiltrate the glamorous home of the Park family, one-by-one nabbing jobs from different members of staff.

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As the Kims takeover the household, they encounter a problem - housekeeper Moon-Gwang - who has been with the family so long she's practically part of the furniture.

Some fans say it's the best film they've ever seen (Credit: Neon)
Some fans say it's the best film they've ever seen (Credit: Neon)

Fans who have managed to watch the film already (it's already been released in a number of countries around the world) have been taking to Twitter to share their glowing reviews.

One said it was the "best film [they had] seen in their life so far" while another tweeted: "Watch Parasite, y'all. Best film I've ever watched. If only I could buy new eyes to watch it again, I would."

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Another even said she would never watch another movie again.

"Parasite is the best film I have ever seen, truly a masterpiece, I've seen it all and I will never watch another film again."

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Another wrote: "Parasite was f***ing awesome. 10/10. Loved every second" while actress Lupita Nyongo'o hailed it as one of the best films she had ever seen, too.

And it seems there could be a twist at the end of the movie, after one viewer said they were "not expecting that ending at all".


The film has also been a huge hit at the box office, with an impressive $25.4 million in the U.S. and $132.3 million globally.

Los Angeles Times critic, Justin Chang, spoke about the film's success shortly after it bagged the Cannes Palme d'Or.

He wrote: "If there is a particular reason why Parasite prevailed, I think it's because it delivered the competition's single most original and entertaining approach to a subject - the rebellion of the underclass, the return of the repressed - that ran through many other films in competition, including several other prizewinners."

The film has also been nominated for Best Original Screenplay, Best Production Design and Best Film Editing, while Bong Joon-ho is up for Best Director.

Now, when can we pre-book tickets?

Featured Image Credit: Neon

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Lucy Devine

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