The Real Neighborhoods of Oscar-Winning Film 'Parasite'

Posted In: News Date:Feb 18th, 2020

South Korea’s Oscar-winning movie “Parasite” tells the story of class struggle through the sights and smells of Seoul.

“Parasite” made history this week when it became the first non-English language movie to win the Oscar for best picture. People all over South Korean social media celebrated.

The film is a story of two South Korean families - the wealthy Parks and the poor Kims. It shows the deepening inequalities in Asia’s fourth-largest economy. The story has been embraced by people around the world.

Visual signals in the film resonated with many South Koreans who call themselves “dirt spoons” -- those born to low-earning families. Many of these families have stopped trying to buy a home or gain better economic and social positioning.