In "Parasite," a poor family finds several complicated ways to make a living from one particular rich family. This scene shows them executing one of their tricks, while simultaneously showing them practicing for now.
The sequence is a bit like the action scenes from the television series "Mission: Impossible," which the director, Bong Joon Ho, cited as inspiration.
In addition, the process of acting and directing is deconstructed in the scene when his son (Choi Woo Shik) gives a performance note to his father (Song Kang Ho) about the manipulative story that they play. In his narration about the scene, Bong discusses working with his actors to provide an improvised moment.
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