Everybody was left with their own gear after the intense struggle between hundreds of people willingly to give their lives to escape this nightmare.
Lee Chang-keun was reflected in “Squid Game”, a Netflix brutal series about desperate people who play deadly children’s games to pay off debts.
He is in agreement with Seong Gi-hun who lost his job at an automobile factory and has family problems. He also dealt with business failures, his gambling hobby, and other issues.
The person who owes money beats him, and forces him to give his organs for collateral. But he was invited by a mysterious person to take part in six traditional South Korean games for children. He had a chance of winning 38 million dollars.
Seong will have to fight hundreds of other people in a fierce competition. They are facing serious economic difficulties, and anyone who loses will die.
Li, an employee at Ssangyong Motor Company, said that it is difficult to see certain scenes. They have been in financial trouble and are now depressed since they were fired by the automaker along with 2,600 others in 2009.
The series, which premiered in September 2017, has enjoyed incredible success all over the world and could become the most popular Netflix series ever. Many people, like Li, agree with the series’ problems due to lack of work, personal indebt, and economic inequality.
The series raised serious questions about Asia’s future.
Li and many others are now back at work after many years of protests, legal battles and government intervention. Many employees and their families committed suicide or fell into distress while they were not working.
“Game of Squid” will show characters trying to survive after losing their jobs. Li said that it reminded him of many colleagues who had died.
He said that he and his colleagues couldn’t find work due to being blacklisted as they were considered union instigators.
Korea University’s 2016 report stated that 28 people were fired from Ssangyong, or their families, for having committed suicide or suffered from serious health issues.
“Squid Game” was one of many Korean series that were inspired by people’s financial difficulties. It has been compared with Bong Joonho’s Oscar-winning film, “Parasite”, that focuses on the violence hidden beneath the surface of South Korea’s economic success.
After the destruction caused by the Korean War of 1950-53, South Korea’s economy was rebuilt from the ashes. However, not all people benefit.
Lin Sang-soo, a film director, said that class issues are all around. However, Korean screenwriters and directors seem more courageous in dealing with the issue.
Seong’s problem in “Game of Squid” can be traced back the loss of his job at Dragon Motors. Ssangyong means “Ssangyong” in the name.
In 2009, hundreds of workers protested the closures at the Ssangyong Factory. Numerous people were hurt.
All of these details have been incorporated into the plot of Game of Squid. Seong recalls a time when a teammate was attacked by a striker. Seong organizes his fellow game participants to put up roadblocks in dormitory beds to prevent nighttime attacks from very violent opponents determined to end the game.
After the bloody struggle of hundreds of people to avoid the terrible nightmare of not being able to pay their debts on time, everyone was left with their equipment.
Others have been left out or destroyed by the series. Ali Abdul, a Pakistani worker, is without a residence permit and does not want to be paid. This symbolises that the country exploits the poorest in Asia, ignores dangerous working conditions, and doesn’t pay its employees.
Kang Sae-byeok (a North Korean pickpocket) also exists. She desperately sought funds to help her brothers and their mothers leave North Korea.
In a society with fewer good jobs and rising housing prices, many Koreans want success. Many Koreans will often go into debt or make risky investment decisions.
Kim Jeongwook, another Ssangyong employee in 2015, spent months with Lee at the fireplace of the company’s factory and demanded that the company hire unemployed workers. After watching the first episode, he told Lee he couldn’t continue to watch the show.
He said, “This is so painful.”