Netflix doesn’t give up Squid game Fever also easily. While the hit series is over for now (a second season is pretty much inevitable at this point), the streamer offers a few more unique creations from the show’s mastermind, Hwang Dong-hyuk. These creations are a trio of original feature films made by Dong-hyuk in South Korea before he created the global television phenomenon we all know and love.
The first is called Quiet (2011). Based on the 2009 novel by Gong Ji-Young, The crucible, the story revolves around a teacher seeking to denounce sexual abuse in a school for the deaf.
“I did this intentionally to make people uncomfortable,” Dong-hyuk said. The Chosun Ilbo, a leading South Korean newspaper, in 2011 discussing Quiet. “I thought of two things while making this film. First, I wanted to inform the world about this horrific incident. Second, I wanted to expose the structural problems of society as they were revealed during the burial process. The scenes of sexual violence and the morbid and unhappy end were therefore inevitable. “
The second place is Miss Granny (2014), a kind of reverse 13 In progress 30 story of an elderly widow who miraculously regains her youth as she is about to be sent to a retirement home. Discuss with The Dong-a Ilbo (another Korean media outlet) in 2014, Dong-hyuk was asked about the movie’s message.
“Our mothers and grandmothers did not live for themselves,” he explained. “I meant their life was worth living and comforting them in their life. I mean they could live freely in another life.”
Finally we have The fortress (2017), adapted from Kim Hoon’s 2007 novel Namhansanseong. The project is a historic war epic in which “King Injo and his minions stand firm in Namhansanseong, a historic mountain fortress,” Netflix’s plot description reads. It is based on an actual invasion of Korea that took place in the 17th century during the reign of the Joseon Dynasty.
“As you saw in the movie, in the novel, it portrays the wintry landscape around the fortress, and the whole thing is so tragic and so painful. But at the same time, when you look at the snow covered landscape and ice cream is pretty beautiful, ”Dong-hyuk commented in 2017 when asked about the origins of his desire to adapt the novel. “It’s a bit ironic how I felt reading the novel – I wanted to capture the beauty of the scenery and the scenery on the big screen through my camera.”
All three films are now available to stream on Netflix.