Netflix’s popular series Squid Game garnered the streamer massive amounts of revenue and made the overwhelming Korean wave take the world by storm.
Directed by Hwang Dong-hyuk, the series became a huge success as a survival thriller series that provided a subtle commentary on capitalism, power struggle, class conflict and economic crises. It was rightfully called the greatest K-Drama on Netflix owing to its brilliant dystopian setting in modern-day Korea.
Determined to ride on the high crest of this new Korean wave, Netflix US has started streaming three films from the Hwang Dong-hyuk that viewers can now watch. However, they are nothing alike to the gruesome premise of the game show.
In a tweet, Netflix announced that the subscribers in the United States would now be able to stream Hwang Dong-hyuk-directed Silenced, Miss Granny and The Fortress.
Ahead of the release of Squid Game, a show that struggled to get picked, Hwang had amassed critical acclaim with these films, making himself a well-known figure in the landscape of Korean filmography.
These films are not of the same genre as the hit show but provide a social commentary on various issues including abuse, as seen in the film Silenced where a teacher attempts to expose the dark side of a deaf school where students are getting abused.
Miss Granny gives an insight into the psychological repercussions of ageing as an old woman sees herself as a lively 20-year-old in a retirement home. In his film The Fortress, the director provides a historical glimpse into the 17th-century attack on the Joseon kingdom.
Other titles including My Father and Miracle Mile are credited to Hwang and perhaps it is just a matter of time before they arrive at the streamer.
The films are available with subtitles in various languages, including English.
Check out Netflix’s tweet below: