A scene from the film Parasite showing two of the characters inside a “banjiha” trying to access the internet. Photo: YouTube

What it’s really like to live in South Korea’s Parasite-style semi-basement homes

  • Semi-basement apartments, known as ‘banjiha’in Korean, have been thrust into the spotlight this year by the Oscars success of Bong Joon-ho’s film
  • Cramped and dingy, they are nonetheless relatively cheap – but falling demand means they could also soon become a thing of the past
Topic |   South Korea

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A scene from the film Parasite showing two of the characters inside a “banjiha” trying to access the internet. Photo: YouTube
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