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Can ‘Parasite’ break Asian film’s last US barrier?

Could South Korean director Bong Joon-ho’s wickedly incisive black comedy Parasite lift the 2020 “Best Foreign Language Film” at the Academy Awards in February – or even the “Best Picture” Oscar? The odds are steep. A handful of Japanese and one Taiwanese film have won the former title, but Parasite would be the first non-English-language […]