Bong Joon Ho has claimed the prestigious award of ‘Best Picture’ at the 92nd Academy Awards during the Oscars ceremony hosted live in Los Angeles in a major shock result.

The film, which was directed by Joon Ho, edged out competition from the likes Martin Scorsese film The Irishman, Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Sam Mendes’ World War epic film 1917 and more.

The victory means that Parasite becomes the first foreign language film in the history of the Oscars to win the Best Picture category.

Starring the likes of Song Kang-ho, Lee Sun-kyun, Cho Yeo-jeong, Choi Woo-shik, and Park So-dam, Parasite tells the story of “a poor household who scheme to become employed by a wealthy family by infiltrating the household and posing as unrelated, highly qualified individuals.”

The film synopsis reads: “Greed and class discrimination threatens the newly formed symbiotic relationship between the wealthy Park family and the destitute Kim clan.”

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