Squid Game Characters from the Director’s Life | The Guardian Nigeria News

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Through Oreoritse Tariemi

October 28, 2021 | 3:20 p.m.

Squid Game director Hwang Dong-hyuk revealed that many of the characters in the series are taken from his real life. Dong-hyuk thinks viewers around the world resonate with the theme of economic inequality that runs through the film. Since Squid Game debuted on Netflix last month, the series has exploded, becoming Netflix’s most popular series…

squid gameHwang Dong-hyuk’s director revealed that many characters in the series are taken from his real life.

Dong-hyuk thinks viewers around the world resonate with the theme of economic inequality that runs through the film.

Because squid gamedebuted on Netflix last month, the series exploded, becoming Netflix’s most popular series at launch.

The nine-part dystopian series follows 456 debt-ridden people as they try to earn 45.6bn won (£24m) playing children’s games with a dark twist; you lose, you die.

The games were traditional children’s games, which Dong-hyuk played growing up in Seoul.

Dong-hyuk’s works consistently and critically responded to social ills, power, and human suffering, and he based many of his highly flawed but relatable characters on himself.

Hwang’s works consistently and critically responded to social ills, power, and human suffering, and he based many of his highly flawed but relatable characters on himself.

Like Sang-woo, a struggling investment banker in the series, Dong-hyuk also graduated from South Korea’s elite Seoul National University (SNU) with financial problems despite graduating.

Dong-hyuk, like Gi-hun, was raised by a widowed mother, and the low-income family lived in a sort of semi-basement underground dwelling.

Dong-hyuk also told AFP that he was inspired to create Ali from one of his early experiences overseas.

“Korea is a very competitive society. I was lucky to survive the competition and get into a good university,” he said.

“But when I visited the UK aged 24, a white member of airport immigration staff gave me a dismissive look and made discriminatory comments. I find that truly shocking to this day. .

“I think I was someone like Ali back then.”

Hwang Dong-hyuk told The Guardian that despite the show’s popularity, he did not receive a bonus.

“I’m not that rich, but I’ve had enough. I have enough to put food on the table. Netflix paid me according to the original contract.

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