Director on “This Squid Game” ben characters about their own life

Many about the characters on a hit Netflix series “A Squid Game” are based on a life about its South Korean director, who thinks that his themes about economic inequality with the problems of modern capitalism resonated with viewers especially this

South Korean series Hwang Dong-hyuk had a more successful debut from the streaming giant upon its September launch, capturing less 111 million over viewers.

His dystopian vision features the hundreds about marginalized people who clash over traditional childhood games, all of which Hwang played about his childhood on Sel.

This winner can take millions, but the losers die.

All the works about Hwang raise critical views on social problems, this power with human suffering, various bases on his characters with, imperfect but close, himself in.

Like Sang-woo, a troubled As a banker on a series, Hwang studied on an elitist National University on Sel, with had to struggle financially despite his degree.

Like Gi-hun, a fired worker with compulsive gambler, Hwang was Raised by a widowed mother with her poor family living on a comparable underground apartment’s featured on an award-winning movie “Parasites”, about her compatriot Bong Joon-ho.

With one about her early experiences About this exterior, he was inspired to create Ali, a Pakistani migrant worker abused and exploited by his Korean employer, commented a director of the AFP.

“Korea is a very competitive society. I was lucky to survive the electronic competition to enter a good university “, declared.

” But when I go to the UK the years ago, a white immigration official on this airport myself looked disparagingly electronic made disparaging remarks. I find it shocking until today, “he continued.” I think that day I was like Ali, “he said.

Every public

Hwang studied journalism with became about pro-democracy activist, with calling primary character on “A Squid Game” Gi-hun by a friend about that time.

But one country became He became democratic for when he graduated with “zero I found an answer to what I should do about this world true”.

At the beginning, movies period something that he did to spend a while “” see, he commented.

But then, with a video camera on his mother, I discovered “this taste of filming something with showing it to other people”.

That “changed my life”, affirm.

His first feature film, “My Father”, about 2007, is based on a true story about Aaron Bates, an adopted Korean whose search for his biological father led him to a prisoner sentenced to death.

In 2011, his lawbreaker crisis “Silenced”, based on a true sob case re abuse lovemaking that involved the children scam disability, was a commercial success, as was his comedy “Miss Granny”, about 2014, inspired partly about his mother.

Three years later, when the historical dilemma “The Fortress” approached a seventeenth century Korean king who faced a brutal Chinese invasion.

“This Squid Game” refers to various traumatic experiences that shaped a mindset about today’s South Koreans, including an Asian financial turmoil over 1997 with layoffs over 2009 over SsangYong Motors, which sparked several suicides.

“With a reference to the layoffs on SsangYong Motor I wanted to show that any character of a mass media class in a world we live in, can fall the most on a sociable scale” low, he commented Hwang the AFP.

Absurd with weird

Jason Bechervaise, professor at a Korea Soongsil Cyber ​​College, considers what hwang is “an established filmmaker with a well-rated reputation for over 10 years” who “finds ways to entertain audiences”.

“Hwang is part of a capitalist system with this success on his series means that he benefits from that system, but that does not mean that zero must fight with his own nature” he wants, commented the AFP.

Areum Jeong, a Korean film scholar about a Sichuan University-Pittsburgh Institute, said that this director often provokes social debates, since before about a series on Netflix.

“Silenced” approached “an injustice, a moral corruption, zero issues resolved on a Korean judicial system, eventually motivating viewers to demand legislative reforms, “said the AFP.

Hwang wrote” A Squid Game “a decade ago but Producers zero were interested, this script seemed “too absurd, weird with unrealistic”.

But an emergence about the services On streaming they made some materials more viable there than on this cinema, with a project retaking a perspective on working it scam Netflix disadvantage.

However, I never imagined that “it would become a worldwide sensation that it is now “.

” I think that the viewers all over this world are deeply related with a theme about a public inequality “portrayed on a series,” about special about times about pandemic “, seal.

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