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🚨Obviously MASSIVE spoilers ahead!🚨

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First, Bong Joon Ho and cinematographer Kyung-pyo Hong framed certain scenes so there’s a clear line separating the rich and poor β€” the line formed where the windows meet separates Mrs. Park and Moon-gwang.


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You can noticeably spot a collection of Alfred Hitchcock films on a shelf in the Park home β€” Bong Joon Ho revealed that Hitchcock inspired aspects of Parasite.


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After Moon-gwang is fired, Mr. Park reveals that her only flaw was eating enough food for two β€” later, we find out that she was secretly hiding her husband in the basement.


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The architect who designed the house is named Namgoong β€” in Bong Joon Ho’s Snowpiercer, Namgoong is the name of the specialist who designed the security features on the train.


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In fact, Kang-ho Song, who plays Mr. Kim, played Namgoong in Snowpiercer.

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Ki-woo’s forged certificate shows that he’s a student at Yonsei University, which is where Bong Joon Ho studied sociology.


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When we first meet the Kims, you can spot them drinking FiLite, which is considered a cheap beer β€” after Ki-woo and Ki-jung start working for the Parks, they can now afford Sapporo, a premium beer.


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When you see Ki-jung eating the jerky, she’s holding it in her left hand, then when the doorbell rings it’s suddenly in her right β€” this is a continuity error Bong Joon Ho purposely left in the film for fans to spot.


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Da-song’s “self-portrait” might not actually be one β€” it looks like it reveals what Geun-se looks like long before we learn that he’s living in the basement.


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Ki-taek reveals that he once was a driver for Taiwanese
Castella β€” this is the same shop that Geun-se opened and ultimately the reason he had so much debt.


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The exact wording where they mention the same shop is clearer in the original script than the English subtitles.

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10.

When the Kims crash the Park house while they’re away, “In ginocchio da te” by Gianni Morandi is playing in the background β€” in the 1960s, Morandi starred in several comedy genre films that focused on the differences between the poor and rich.


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While this detail can’t be seen, it still highlights the incredible layers to Parasite.

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After spending the night clutching the rock, you can see that Ki-woo has an imprint on his hand.


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In Da-song’s room, you can spot the headdresses that Ki-taek and Dong-ik wear at his birthday party at the end of the film.


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13.

When Chung-sook is furiously cleaning up the house before the Parks return, she accidentally sweeps her phone into the trash.


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In the beginning of the film, Ki-taek flicks a stink bug off the table. By the end of the movie, he’s essentially seen as a “stink bug” in the eyes of the Parks.


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And finally, Chung-sook jokes that Min should’ve brought food instead of the rock β€” at the end, Ki-jung doesn’t get a chance to bring food to Geun-se, instead Ki-woo brings the rock downstairs, which starts the chain reaction of murders.


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Chung-sook was right, food would’ve been better.

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Did you spot any other details/Easter eggs? Tell us in the comments below!

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