Korean Realist Cinema's Reflection on Society: College Students' Perspectives and Insights Through Bong Joon-Ho's Parasite

Authors

  • Tinglan Nie

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.54097/spdkxh73

Keywords:

Korean College Students; Korean Film; Korean Society.

Abstract

Film has always been one of the most critical mediums to reflect society and culture. Korean films have always been the focus of many film-loving professionals. In the past decade or so, with the continuous development of the Korean film and television industry, last year Netflix also opened a branch directly in Korea, which has helped Korean films and television to go global and occupy a place in Asia and even the whole world; among them, the most representative and hotly debated film genre is the Korean realism film. The most representative and hotly debated film genre is the Korean realist film. Korean realist films have always been controversial, and "dare to film" and "dare to screen" have become the label of Korean realist films. The Korean realist film Parasite has attracted widespread discussion for its social satire in social sciences and complex storyline. This paper will explore the similarities and differences between the film Parasite and the Korean real society from the perspective of contemporary Korean college students by interviewing them about their views on the film Parasite and modern Korean society as a way of reacting to the relationship between Korean realist films and the real society. The film's exaggerated and overly fictionalized plot responds to the core issues of real Korean society, including social inequality, class disparity, and fierce social competition, and to some extent triggers some college students' fear and anxiety about their future entry into society; at the same time, the film's fictionality and plot extremes need to be taken into account in order to understand the relationship between its content and real Korean society.

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Published

01-04-2024

How to Cite

Nie, T. (2024). Korean Realist Cinema’s Reflection on Society: College Students’ Perspectives and Insights Through Bong Joon-Ho’s Parasite. Journal of Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, 28, 512-516. https://doi.org/10.54097/spdkxh73