How the South Korean film industry spawned Parasite and conquered the Oscars

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Director Bong Joon-ho's film made Oscar history when it became the first film from Asia to win Best Picture.
Director Bong Joon-ho's film made Oscar history when it became the first film from Asia to win Best Picture.PHOTO: AFP PHOTO / AMPAS/ MATT PETIT

SINGAPORE - Thanks to the Oscars sweep by the social comedy Parasite, the secret is out: Korean movies are special.

Film fans in Singapore have known it for some time and will watch anything from masters such as Kim Ki-duk, Park Chan-wook, Kim Jee-woon and of course, the maker of Parasite, Bong Joon-ho.

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