The animated star of The Witness, from Netflix’s Love, Death & Robots series, who sees a crime happening across the street from her flat and is then chased through an alternate version of Hong Kong.

Netflix’s Love, Death & Robots in Hong Kong: director of The Witness on his theme and inspiration

  • Alberto Mielgo’s vision of an alternate future Hong Kong came from how the city crams eras on top of one another, precariously bolting the future to the past
  • He says the nudity and sex portrayed in his episode were part of a deeper theme about the nature of relationships and his own religious upbringing
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The animated star of The Witness, from Netflix’s Love, Death & Robots series, who sees a crime happening across the street from her flat and is then chased through an alternate version of Hong Kong.
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Gamers play on computers in an internet bar in Beijing. China’s increasingly wired population has made the Netflix series Love, Death & Robots a hit there, even though Netflix is not available in China. Photo: AFP
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Why China’s sci-fi community is embracing ‘Love, Death & Robots’ as the nation transforms into a technological leader

  • It’s not just titillation – the graphic Netflix series’ convenient format, references to China and sci-fi themes appeal to a society remade by technological advancement

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Gamers play on computers in an internet bar in Beijing. China’s increasingly wired population has made the Netflix series Love, Death & Robots a hit there, even though Netflix is not available in China. Photo: AFP
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