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'Parasite' actors return home to hero's welcome

Movies 09:26 February 12, 2020

INCHEON, Feb. 12 (Yonhap) -- Actors and actresses of "Parasite" returned home on Wednesday to a hero's welcome after the film's historic wins at the 92nd Academy Awards.

The cast of the Oscar's best picture winner -- Song Kang-ho, Lee Sun-kyun, Choi Woo-shik, Cho Yeo-jeong, Jang Hye-jin, Park So-dam and Park Myung-hoon -- were greeted by dozens of reporters, photographers and fans at Incheon International Airport early in the morning.

Producer Kwak Sin-ae, screenwriter Han Jin-won, production designer Lee Ha-jun and film editor Yang Jin-mo also received a warm welcome. Director Bong Joon-ho is expected to return home next week.

"We've made the achievement on the back of Korean people's constant support and backing," Song Kang-ho told reporters. "We'll do our best to promote Korean culture and art to movie fans around the world through quality Korean films."

Producer Kwak also thanked Korean movie fans and media for supporting the "Parasite" team from the beginning.

Bong's satirical black comedy, won four titles -- best picture, best director, best screenplay and best international feature film -- at this year's Academy Awards on Sunday (U.S. time). It became the first non-English language film to win best picture in the Academy's 92-year-old history.

"Parasite" actor Song Kang-ho (3rd from L) speaks to reporters upon arrival at the Incheon International Airport, west of Seoul, on Feb. 12, 2020. (Yonhap)

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