A masterpiece by Bong Joon-ho, Parasite is a dark-comedy thriller film that revolves around Kim’s family paving their way to wealth by working at Parks family, a movie that talks about the harsh realities of the rich and the poor.
Lead by Song Kang-ho, Lee Sun-Kyun, Cho Yeo-Jeong, Choi Woo-Shik, Park So-dam, Jang Hye-jin, and Lee Jung-Eun as lead roles. While the movie has multiple depictions of unequal repercussions of the rich and the poor, Parasite’s ending has been one of the talks of the town since its release. If you’re still confused about Parasite’s ending, here’s how it goes.
The film opens with Kim’s family of four, who live in a semi-basement apartment and carry out low-paying jobs to sustain their family until one day when a scholar Ki-Woo’s friends gift them a rock that’s meant to bring wealth to their family.
As he was leaving to study abroad, he asks Woo to replace him as a school tutor for the daughter of a wealthy family, The Parks. As he starts working under the Parks, Kim’s family recommends each other as other servants while expelling the current ones.
The concept of the movie talks about the characteristics of a Parasite, that hosts other living organisms. In the movie we see Kim’s family and Moon-Gwang’s family hosting on the Parks as they’re on the rich side, they would never come to know the reality of their servants.
Parasite Ending Explained
The Parasite Ending comes up as a turning point for Kim’s family when they discover that Gwang has kept her husband in the bunker for 4 years. Hit by a storm while the Park’s face a minor inconvenience due to their canceled trip, Kim’s house is flooded that becomes hard for them to even save their lives.
The Storm does move the premise of the story a bit more to set the mood for what was about to happen next. In addition, rain flows with them depicting their downward journey to their home where everything is destroyed.
A sad element of life’s reality is shown by the storm. In such a hierarchical urban landscape, the rich reside up the hills while the poor remains below the ground.
In a family function, Ki-Jung (Woo’s sister) is killed followed by Moon-Gwang’s and her husband and Park Dong-Ik while also being smashed by Moon-Gwang’s husband with the same scholar rock.
After a month when Woo is out of Coma, he figures out that his father is still in the bunker stealing food and surviving himself, while he and his mother still stay in the semi-basement apartment promising his father to work hard enough to buy that mansion on his own but that will always remain a dream as a notion that Rich will remain to be rich and poor will remain to be poor at all cases.
One of the posters shows Kims and Parks and family as a reflection of one another. Parks are a picture of wealth that Kims aspire to be hence use them to the maximum as it’s pretty much impossible for them to be at their place, while for Parks, it’s important to exploit the labor class to get what they are and maintain their standards.
None of the characters are right or wrong, there’s some good snd bad in every character making it a general movie that doesn’t have a hero or a villain but everyone’s tied with up their under their circumstances.