John Nugent: After being so slyly funny for most of the film, Parasite’s epilogue is strikingly melancholy: a montage that wraps things up with grief and regret. Kim Ki-woo wraps things up in voiceover, which we eventually realise is a letter to his father, delivered via morse code to his underground hideout. It’s the very final two scenes which are most astonishing, though: Ki-woo, finally earning enough money to buy the old Park home and reunite with his father as a gentle sun trickles in — and then the reveal that this is, for now, only an unlikely ambition. (The film’s original title was ‘564 Years’, the amount of time Bong estimated it would take Ki-woo to buy the house.) It’s an extraordinary, bittersweet way to finish up: allowing the characters a resolve that even after everything, we feel they deserve, and an acknowledgment that, with stagnant economic mobility, reality is rarely so kind.