If you haven’t heard of Squid Game by now, where have you been? The Netflix original series took the internet by storm by generating an average total of almost $900 million in impact value and gathering over 110 million viewers across the globe – quite a success, right?
Before bringing the visually astounding and socially relevant Squid Game to life, Hwang Dong-hyuk directed several acclaimed South Korean feature films — and now, three of those movies are available on Netflix in The US! pic.twitter.com/FV0nUQV91D
— Netflix (@netflix) November 3, 2021
South Korean programs are all the rage lately, especially with Squid Games being on the tip of everyone’s tongue, and the American streaming giant Netflix is taking the opportunity to showcase more content from the East Asian country. Set to release three more movies directed by Squid Game creator Hwang Dong-hyuk, these new additions surely won’t be going unnoticed and we’ve rounded them up for you.
Starring Squid Game actor Gong Yoo (the salesman in the metro), the crime-drama feature recounts a true story that was discovered in 2005 in which young deaf students were the victims of repeated sexual assaults by faculty members at Gwangju Inhwa School for the hearing-impaired.
Miss Granny (2014)
For those that have dug deep into Hwang Dong-hyuk’s career, they’ll know that Squid Game wasn’t his first success, as Miss Granny became a hit back at the time of its release and even gave birth to a Philippine iteration of the movie a couple of years after. The story follows an elderly woman as she magically regains her youth after having her picture taken at a mysterious photo studio.
The Fortress (2017)
Set in 1636, The Fortress is a historical drama that also casts Squid Game's Kim Yoon-Seok and Lee Byung-hun. The description online on Netflix reads as follows: “When Qing forces attacked the Joseon kingdom in the 17th century, King Injo and his retainers held their ground at Namhansanseong, a historical mountain fortress.”
All available to stream on Netflix US, we cannot wait until the streaming agency makes these invaluable cinematographic offerings accessible on their global catalogue too.