Hulu has landed the exclusive streaming rights for Parasite, which recently made Oscar history as the first foreign language film to win Best Picture.
If you missed out on this year’s best picture while it was in the theaters, then Hulu has you covered.
The streaming service recently landed exclusive streaming rights for the history-making feature in a deal with Parasite studio Neon. The film will be available for streaming on Hulu beginning Wednesday, April 8.
Parasite made history this year by taking home four Oscars, including best picture, best director and best original screenplay for Bong Joon Ho, along with best international film. It was the first foreign-language film to ever win Best Picture in Oscar’s history. It also won the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film, the BAFTA Award for Best Film Not in the English Language,the SAG Award for Best Ensemble Cast and the Palme D’or, the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival. It was the first film since 1955’s Marty to win the Cannes coveted Palme d’Or and the Oscar for Best Picture.
Directed by Bong Joon Ho and written by Bong Joon Ho and Han Jin Won, Parasite follows the members of a poor family who scheme to become employed by a wealthy family by infiltrating their household and posing as unrelated, highly qualified individuals. The movie explores themes of class conflict, social inequality and wealth disparity, with director Bong Joon-ho considering it a reflection of late-stage capitalism
The movie has gone on to become a global hit, grossing more than $204 million worldwide on an $11 million budget, making it one of South Korea’s highest-grossing films. The cast includes Song Kang Ho, Choi Woo Shik, Park So Dam, Cho Yeo Jeong, Lee Jung Eun, Lee Sun Kyun and Chang Hyae Jin.
Parasite will be available to stream on Hulu in the U.S. starting April 8.