Squid Game will premiere on Netflix on September 17, 2021. Basically this film will use a lot of children’s games for its participants, in order to fight for a prize of 45.6 billion won.
Based on the description of the director Hwang Dong-hyuk along with the actors and actresses, there are 5 interesting facts about the Squid Game
Origin of title
According to Hwang Dong-hyuk, when he was a child. He often plays Squid Game in the school yard or the street in front of his house. He considered this game very physically draining and also one of the games he really liked.
This is what caused him to decide to use the name of this game as the title of his film, besides the Squid Game itself symbolizing the current condition of society.
Starting from 2008
The story for this film has actually been thought up since 2008. Hwang Dong-hyuk said that in 2009 the script for this film had been completed, after he had read a lot of books. However, at that time, not many people liked the script, because it was considered to show too many violent scenes, and it was also considered that the plot was too complicated and uncommercial.
He also tried to find investors, but failed, so after considering for a year, he put aside this script, then moved on to another.
After that, box office films like Silenced and The Fortess created.
Squid Game has earned its place on Netflix, so he feels very grateful for this opportunity, especially since he was given the creative freedom to work on this series,
Different from other Survival Genres
This film is far different from similar films in this genre. If there are similarities in some elements, but in time it will be seen that there are also big differences that make Squid Game much different, namely in the element of simplicity. Squid Game will focus on how participants interact, behave and react. It is also interesting that the losing participant is the point of attention, because there is no winner if there is no loser.
Various kinds of memorable characters
There are about 456 participants in this game, so there are a lot of different characters.
But of course there will be a certain character focus, namely
-Gi-hun (Lee Jung-jae) a widower whose business failed and is now stuck in debt;
-Sang-woo (Par Hae-soo) who is Gi Hun’s childhood friend, who also has complicated problems;
-Sae-byeok (Junh Ho-yeon) who is a North Korean defector and tries to bring his family together;
-Deok-su (Heo Sung-tae) a gang member;
-Jun-ho (Wi Ha-jun) a policeman who discovered this game while looking for his missing brother
Captivating symbols, locations and music
Squid Game is a parable about today’s competitive society. The changes in humans when they grow up are illustrated by the innocence of children’s games that turn into a death-defying arena. The cast also praised the very detailed shooting set, and how the director used a real and large set without having to rely on advanced technology.
In addition, the music that appears reflects the atmosphere of the 70s and 80s, due to the many popular children’s songs at that time and can create a nostalgic atmosphere.
For those who are curious, don’t miss the premiere on September 17, 2021 on Netflix