Director: Bong Joon Ho

2019, 132min., R

Language: Korean w/ English subtitles

Cast: Song Kang-ho, Choi Woo-shik, Lee Sun-kyun, Park So-dam, Cho Yeo-jeong


Since 1970, Cinestudio has been an integral part of Trinity’s campus life. Part of the free and open 1823 Series, Cinestudio presents a curated series of iconic films that each represent a decade since its founding, as selected by alumni, students, faculty, staff, and community.

Trinity members of Gen Z picked a small South Korean movie that exploded into the mainstream, winning Bong Joon-ho an Oscar for Best Director This brilliant black comedy begins when a poor basement-dwelling family gets lucky: son Ki-woo (Choi Woo-shik) scores a job as a tutor to Da-hye (Jung Ziso), daughter to the cluelessly wealthy Mr. Park. Ki-Woo gets his entire family working for the Parks, leading to class warfare that isn’t completely bloodless. “Bong is in brilliant form, but he is unmistakably, roaringly furious, and it registers because the target is so deserving, so enormous, so 2019.” Jessica Kiang, a Variety Critics Pick.