Kim Ki-taek and his family don't put a lot of effort into steady jobs and hard work. They live in a dirty apartment in a basement and make a small amount of money, enough to survive, by completing low-paying side jobs and gigs. One day, Ki-taek's son, Ki-woo, receives an offer that could help improve the family's situation: Ki-woo's friend, Min-hyuk, plans to study abroad and suggests that Ki-woo take over his English tutoring job with a wealthy family. Ki-woo is hired immediately, but uses his position, manipulation and lies to get the rest of the staff fired and replaced with the members of his family.
Oscar nominated for Best Picture, Cinematography, Costume Design, Directing, Film Editing, Makeup and Hairstyling, Original Score, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing and Adapted Screenplay. Also nominated: Jaoquin Phoenix for Actor in a Leading Role.
Following the origin of the Clown Prince of Gotham, Joker explores the traumatic transformation of failed comedian Arthur Fleck. Attacked by thugs on the streets of Gotham and rejected by society, we travel through a slow dissent into madness, as he begins to wreak havoc and even the score on a damaged world that was none to kind to his damaged mind. An in depth psychological assessment born through blood, violence, and mayhem, witness the rise of one of history's most iconic villains: the Joker.