Huang Dong Hyuk (creator of “Squid Game”) once again showed that the world is obsessed with the culture of his country.
Mexico City – About 10 years ago the entire world danced to Gangnam Style. However, although the song is no long in fashion, the popularity of Korea’s success is not an exaggeration.
Blackpink, BTS, and Blackpink are currently at the top of the charts. This is driving the Internet crazy. “Parasite,” the Oscar-winning movie, has dominated the Oscars 2020. “Minari”, the story of which won an award for the country, was also nominated (even though it is made in America).
The “Squid Game”, a series of Korean-language content, is the latest to anger. It was the first streaming video on Netflix that became the most watched three weeks later.
The show’s creator and director Huang Dong Hyuk believes that these achievements are not just a clear formula, but a reflection of their acceptance in their own country, where they integrated their worldview.
“Korean pop culture has been widely appreciated and is being paid attention to by the whole world. There are many theories. My belief is that the Koreans are being influenced by the powers around them.
In a virtual meeting, Huang Dong Hyuk said that South Korea is always surrounded by the United States, Japan and Russia. This can help explain why Koreans are sensitive to what happens outside South Korea.
The creators insist that they are not without soul. Their mission is to always share their culture. They have done this by citing games from local children on the broadcast.
“The world that we live in is closer than what history has told us. This is very sad. This story was absurd, bizarre, and quite strange in 2009. But it was deemed likely to occur somewhere Things 10 years later,” he thought.
It is not clear if the second season will be released. The ending leaves little to no certainty for the audience and leaves many questions. However, this is related to Huang Dong Hyuk’s intentions.
Huang Dong Hyuk
- Born May 26, 1971 in Seoul (South Korea).
- In 2011, he directed the film “Silence”, about sexual abuse in schools for hearing impaired. The film earned just over 30,000,000 U.S. dollar at the South Korean box-office.
- Variety reports that he’s the director of Miss Granny, one of the most successful movies in his country.
- According to IMDB, he was listed in the role of screenwriter and director for “Fortress”, which won both the Blue Dragon Award (Best Screenplay) and the White Art Award (Best Film).
- He is working on a movie about international wars. The tentative title is “KO Club”, which stands for Kill the Old Man Club.