It was the first time a non-English film won Best Picture in the award show's history.
Bong Joon Ho's Best Picture victor "Parasite" and his 2003 film "Memories of Murder" will receive special edition releases as part of the Criterion Collection, the "Parasite" distributor Neon and Criterion announced Thursday. The Kim provide "indispensable" luxury services while the Parks finance without realizing their entire family.
South Korean movie supremo Bong Joon-ho, who scooped the Best Director Oscar for his film "Parasite", revealed his freaky side even further by naming Kevin De Bruyne as one of his dream dinner party guests.More news: Boxing star Manny Pacquiao signs with Conor McGregor’s management agency
The story of the Kim family - who are played by veteran actor and frequent Bong collaborator Song Kang Ho alongside Choi Woo Shik, Park So Dam, Chang Hyae Jin as his grown children and wife - Parasite casts a stark light on financial inequality, especially when it comes to the struggling Kim clan. NEON recently acquired the rights to the film and will be re-releasing the film in theaters before its home video release. Only 11 non-English language films have ever been nominated in the category.
A little less than 3 years since inception, NEON has garnered 10 Oscar nominations and already grossed over $150M at the Box Office.
South Koreans have been overjoyed by its success, with many paying visits to spots where scenes from the film were shot.More news: Lyft Grows Ridership, Beats Revenue Estimate In Q4, But Stock Drops
South Korean shares linked to director Bong Joon-ho's Oscar-winning movie "Parasite" - a dark comedy about the gap between rich and poor - have soared after investors piled in following its unprecedented Academy Awards. It turns out, however, the trophy for Best International Feature Film does not actually go to the film's director.
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