Squid Game creator and director, Hwang Dong-hyuk (left), and its star Lee Jung-jae on the set of the Netflix smash hit series. Photo: Netflix
Squid Game creator and director, Hwang Dong-hyuk (left), and its star Lee Jung-jae on the set of the Netflix smash hit series. Photo: Netflix

Squid Game creator Hwang Dong-hyuk’s films: from the melodrama of My Father to the public outrage caused by Silenced

  • Hwang Dong-hyuk shows a flair for the dramatic in his films, starting with his 2007 debut, the schmaltzy, uneven My Father. His later work has a cynical strain
  • Gong Yoo stars in Silenced as a teacher at a school for the hearing-impaired who uncovers horrific physical and sexual abuse, a film that outraged South Koreans

Topic |   Asian cinema: Korean films