Present last weekend at the Television Critics Awards, the creator of “Squid Game” Hwang Dong-hyuk returned to the message conveyed by the Netflix series, especially aimed at young people.
The arrival in Los Angeles last weekend of the Squid Game team at the Television Critics Awards ceremony was an opportunity to organize a press conference attended by the creator of the program, Hwang Dong-hyuk.
Asked about the genesis of the series, the South Korean director also agreed to return to the message he wanted to convey with Squid Game. Accused by part of the public of staging a form of gratuitous violence, but also of painting a portrait in favor of social individualism, the latter defended himself by pronouncing a message of solidarity.
“I remember being shocked for example by my recent visit to Los Angeles and seeing all these homeless people wandering, desperate, in the night. And this in stark contrast to the bright lights of the chic Beverly Hills stores.” explained Hwang Dong-hyuk, for whom the social problems do not concern only South Korea, but the world as a whole.
If the characters had been united, they would have studied the paintings on the walls to prepare for the next games. It is therefore a message of solidarity. It is lacking in our world. But people are selfish and prefer to compete with each other. In truth, we are all complementary. And only by learning to work together can we survive in this difficult world.
Thus, the director wanted to denounce a bankrupt system and draw the portrait “of an unjust world and on the brink of a precipice”; a message aimed particularly at young people, whom the director invites to question themselves on the solutions to make things change in a more equitable way.
The episodes of Squid Game can be found now on Netflix; remember that season 2 was recently made official by Hwang Dong-hyuk.