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Trump bemoans South Korean film’s historic Oscars win

President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at The Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs, Colo., Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020. Trump delivered a nationalistic cultural rant at his rally in Colorado on Thursday night, veering off script to attack the Academy Awards for giving the Best Picture Oscar to a South Korean film, “Parasite.” (Doug Mills/The New York Times)
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President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at The Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs, Colo., Thursday.

Four Oscars. Two BAFTAs. A Golden Globe. A Palme d’Or.

By most accounts, South Korean director Bong Joon-ho’s critically acclaimed film ‘‘Parasite’’ — a provocative commentary on class warfare packaged into a dark comedic thriller — deserved all the awards it received.

President Trump disagrees, though he admitted that he doesn’t know whether the film is good because he had not seen it.

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On Thursday night, Trump bemoaned the movie’s historic best picture win at the Academy Awards earlier this month.

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‘‘And the winner is a movie from South Korea, what the hell was that all about?’’ Trump said, drawing laughter from the crowd.

Neon, the US film production and distribution company backing ‘‘Parasite,’’ hit back at the president on Twitter.

‘‘Understandable, he can’t read,’’ the company tweeted, referencing the movie’s English subtitles.

Washington Post