Bong Joon-ho’s film Parasite won the Oscar for Best Picture at the 92nd Academy Awards held at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday.
It is the first foreign language and South Korean film to take home the prestigious award in the country’s 101-year cinema history. Parasite was co-written by Bong and Han Jin-won.
In the entire Oscar history, only 10 foreign-language films have been nominated for the Best Picture title such as Alfonso Cuaron’s film Roma which was nominated in 2019, Michael Haneke’s Amour nominated in 2012, Letters to Iwo Jima nominated in 2006, and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon in 2000.
Earlier, the movie scooped up awards for best director, best international feature, and best original screenplay.
Parasite is about a poor South Korean family as they slowly infiltrate the lives of a rich family.
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