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Bong Joon-ho Was Once Blacklisted in South Korea for His ‘Liberal’ Films

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Bong Joon-ho, the Academy Award-winning director of “Parasite,” was reportedly blacklisted by the South Korean government four years ago for being too liberal.

Bong, along with his two other “Parasite” collaborators, actor Song Kang-ho and producer Miky Lee, were included on the list of 9,000 artists the South Korean government blacklisted in 2016, according to an op-ed by Korea expert S. Nathan Park in The Washington Post via Insider.

Bong Joon-ho Once Lied to Harvey Weinstein in an Epic Troll Move

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As more begin to recognize the creative prowess of “Parasite” director Bong Joon-ho — and ultimately join the growing #BongHive — tales about him have made rounds on Twitter to amuse the internet.

Among them is an anecdote involving Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, who is currently on trial in New York for five felony charges, including rape, criminal sexual assault and predatory sexual assault, according to The New York Times.

Bong Joon-ho and ‘Parasite’ Cast Party Until 5 in the Morning at LA’s Koreatown

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After making history at the Oscars, the cast and production of Bong Joon-ho’s “Parasite” had every reason to party until dawn.

The South Korean dark comedy thriller took home Best Picture, Best Director (Bong), Best International Feature Film and Best Original Screenplay (Bong, Han Jin-won). They won four Oscars out of six total nominations, becoming the toast of Hollywood.

Legendary Director Bong Joon-ho Says Sorry to Engravers for Bringing ‘Too Many’ Oscars

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History was made at the Oscars 2020 on Sunday night after four of the most prestigious awards in the entertainment industry, including Best Picture, was won by the cast of “Parasite” and South Korean director Bong Joon-ho.

If there is one person in the world who feels the need to apologize to trophy engravers at the Oscars for giving them more work to do, it would be the legendary director of “Parasite.”

‘Parasite’ Director Won’t Direct a Marvel Movie Because of One ‘Mentally Difficult’ Thing

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Bong Joon-ho, the director of the critically acclaimed film “Parasite,” has revealed why we probably won’t see him in the director’s chair for any Marvel superhero movies.

The 50-year-old Korean director told Variety that he has a personal problem when it comes to superhero movies, specifically how the actors and actresses dress.

Korea’s Hottest New Film ‘Parasite’ is a Powerful Class Allegory Everyone Should Watch


Bong Joon-ho’s genre-bending masterpiece, “Parasite” is a class allegory that juxtaposes the lives of two families living on the opposite ends of the socioeconomic ladder.

The acclaimed film was given the 2019 Palme d’Or award, the highest prize awarded at the Cannes Film Festival, making Bong the first Korean director to receive the honor, and is currently heavily predicted to be a leading contender for the 2020 Oscars.

AMC Theatres Mislabels Bong Joon Ho’s ‘Parasite’ as a Film About a ‘Japanese Family’


AMC Theatres is being criticized online following a mistake on their Best New Movies list for October 2019 which listed South Korean director Bong Joon-ho’s award-winning “Parasite” as a story about a “rich Japanese family.”

The mistake was picked up by a Korean social media user on MissyUSA who wrote, “On AMC’s monthly recommended movies list, they seemed to have described the subject of ‘Parasite’ as a ‘Japanese family.’ At such a sensitive and tense time as well!”

Acclaimed South Korean Director of ‘Okja’ Releases Stunning Trailer for New Film ‘Parasite’

After a successful run at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival, receiving widespread critical acclaim and winning South Korea’s first-ever Palme d’Or award, “Parasite” is now ready for its global theatrical release.

Set for a North American release of October 11, the highly acclaimed black comedy-thriller from filmmaker Bong Joon-ho (“Snowpiercer”, ”Okja”) just released its chilling first trailer.