‘Squid Game’ director Hwang Dong-hyuk’s films arrive on Netflix US
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'Squid Game' director Hwang Dong-hyuk’s films arrive on Netflix US

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: