Bong Joon-ho, a recognized director in Korean cinema
The South Korean movie Parasite just swept the Oscars. Not so much for the number of statuettes achieved (but also: taking four home is not bad at all) but for the recognition and milestones achieved. And it is about the first non-English-speaking film that gets the prize for best film, plus the best non-English film, best original screenplay and best direction, for Bong Joon-ho.
For those who love cinema and have knowledge about the South Korean offer, Jonn-ho’s name is not strange. Tarantino himself has mentioned it many times: you have to pay attention to Bong’s work. The director has long been creating very good proposals and Parasite It is still a prize for a great career in which it has been very productive and has garnered very good reviews.
He hasn’t always received the applause, of course. His first feature film, Barking dogs never bite, It did not have much impact and could be considered rather a box office failure. It wasn’t until three years later, with Memories of Murder, when he really started making noise for the first time, achieving success both in cinemas and in the face of criticism. In 2006 it would arrive The Host, what sand became one of the Korean films with the highest collection in history and a film quite applauded in Cannes.
Then it would arrive Tokyo, Mother, the famous Okja … and last year we were all surprised with Parasite, a fantastic film about social classes so well shot that last night it was awarded the biggest prize in the industry: Oscar’s combo for best film, best director for Bong and best screenplay.
This has made the title come back to everyone and, above all, a great interest is generated again for the work of this director born in the South Korean city of Daegu. Do you feel like watching other movies of this great creative? That is just what we are going to discover now. Aim.
Bong Joon-ho movies
If you want to see other films of the award-winning director, we recommend you take a look at the following titles -the video advances of some of them are in poor quality for not having a better option-:
Memories of Murder (2003)
Since it’s Joon-ho’s first big hit (he has a Silver shell for best director among other awards), what less to reference it here. Three detectives, from very different working methodologies, investigate the brutal murders committed to two young people in a town in South Korea.
The Host (2006)
A monster terrorizing South Korea and a family fighting against it (the creature comes to kidnap the little girl from the clan). Those are the ingredients of this famous title that certainly features Song Kang-ho, protagonist of Parasite (plays Kim Ki-taek, the father of the humble family), and with Bae Doona, the series actress Sense 8.
Based on the French graphic novel Le Transperceneige Y shot in English, tells how a failed experiment aimed at curbing global warming, ends up ending virtually all life on our planet. The only survivors are those who go aboard the Snowpiercer, a train that moves constantly in circles thanks to a permanently lit engine and in which people are divided by social classes. Until some get tired of it, of course. You can watch it on Netflix.
This movie, which accumulates a good number of nominations and awards, narrates the intense struggle of a mother to prove that her son, accused of the murder of a young woman, is innocent. It stars Kim Hye-ja, Won Bin and Jin Goo.
Possibly one of the movies More popular and international director. An important criticism of capitalism and consumerism, in which the protagonists are a strange giant creature (a kind of little pig) and a girl who will try to save her pet from a company turning her into meat. He came to compete for the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival and you can also enjoy it on Netflix.
What did you know about Bong Joon-ho’s filmography? Do you recommend any more?