It was fifteen years that it had not arrived. A palme d’or foreign, which exceeds one million entries in France. The south Korean film Parasite of Bong Joon-ho, having obtained the highest award at the last Cannes film Festival, became the Palme d’or has gathered the largest number of spectators in france for fifteen years, according to figures released by CBO Box-office.

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According to these figures weekly, the film has reached Tuesday evening 1,647 million admissions since its release in cinemas on 5 June. This is the best score for a golden Palm from the documentary Fahrenheit 9/11 by Michael Moore in 2004, which had gathered 2,370 million spectators in france.

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Only two films rewarded by the highest award at cannes had long since exceeded the million-inputs: Between the walls of Laurent Cantet in 2008 (1,618 million entries) and The Life of Adèle by Abdellatif Kechiche (1,037 million).

family Drama and thriller about the social inequalities, mixed of comedy, Parasite tells the story of a family of unemployed people whose life will change the day when their son became a professor of English for a middle-class family. The arrival of these “parasites” will mark the beginning of a downward spiral uncontrollable.

a Worthy representative of the New Wave of south Korean, Bong Joon-ho, 49 years old, was crowned at the end of the 72nd edition of the Cannes film Festival. Awarded unanimously by the jury , the prize has been hailed a great movie and a great career. Scenario “amazing”, “fable corrosive”, “tour de force”… The film has received praise from all critics.