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‘Parasite’ homes can be used as Zoom virtual background

Niña V. Guno

Inquirer.net/Asia News Network

 /  Mon, June 8, 2020  /  07:03 pm
‘Parasite’ homes can be used as Zoom virtual background

A still from 'Parasite.' (CJ Entertainment/File)

You can now live in the world of director Bong Joon-ho’s Oscar-winning film “Parasite”, at least through a Zoom video call.

The Japanese Twitter account of the critically acclaimed film released pictures of the homes in the movie that can be used as virtual backgrounds, on Tuesday, June 2.

The account encouraged fans to use it for video calls: “From feeling like a millionaire to feeling like a member of a semi-underground family… Enjoy your time at home!”

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“Parasite” chronicles a poor family, the Kims, struggling to make ends meet. Slowly, they infiltrate the home of the rich Park family as they become their household staff. However, while in the Parks’ home, they discover a secret in the basement.

The five virtual backgrounds mostly feature the luxurious modern home of the Park family. The wallpapers are that of the kitchen with an entrance to the basement, the bare entryway, the child’s playroom with a tipi, the manicured lawn and the Kims’ untidy bathroom in their own basement dwelling.

“Parasite” made waves during the 2019 awards season for how the film tackled social inequality. It won the Academy Award for Best Picture and Best International Feature Film, as well as the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival, all in 2019. 

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This article appeared on the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper website, which is a member of Asia News Network and a media partner of The Jakarta Post