"Is That Chinese Film “Parasite” About Coronavirus?" Asks Taxi Driver

Written by Sasa Stankovic

Friday, 21 February 2020

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Please don’t. I was in a bad mood, and didn’t feel like chatting.

“No clue, I haven’t seen it yet.”

“Well, I did, a few days ago," he said while changing lanes. “Don’t tell anyone, but I downloaded this movie from a torrent. Disappointing quality of picture and sound, rather blurry, and there were no subtitles. What the hell, I thought, if a movie is as good as they claim, there‘s no need for translation."

“I’m not exactly sure what was going on, which is why I’m asking you. The way I see it, there is a bunch of Chinese people in some house, running around and hiding from each other. Here and there, some start feeling sick, and others try to avoid them. There is also a basement where they keep the infected ones in isolation. Eventually, they all go nuts and start stabbing each other.”

“The big surprise is that it won eleven Oscars. I mean, the movie is OK, but I’ve seen better ones on the same subject, like 'Pandemic'. It just shows how open-minded the academy and Americans, in general, are. Or maybe they just wanted to raise awareness about deadly viruses, lurking in jungles and on farms in shithole countries."

“I don’t like communists, but you’ve got to give it to the Chinese. If you want something done quickly, just call them. It’s amazing how fast they’ve managed to make a movie about the virus, in a matter of days after the outbreak began."

“I’ll tell you, those viruses are a bigger threat to us than Muslims and immigrants."

The story above is a satire or parody. It is entirely fictitious.

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