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Behind 'Parasite' success is Korean film industry playing catch-up

Entertainment executive Miky Lee has been driving production since end of censorship

| South Korea
A still from "Parasite." (Courtesy of NEON and CJ Entertainment)

When South Korea achieved its latest cultural triumph on Sunday, as Parasite became the first non-English-language film to win the Academy Award for best picture, credit justifiably went to the film's satirical commentary on capitalism and director Bong Joon Ho's genre-bending delivery.

Behind the successful comic thriller, however, are a woman masterminding South Korea's entertainment industry and filmmakers playing catch-up after years of censorship.

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