Hwang Donghyuk is well-known for much more than the Netflix hit Squid Game. It drew 111 million viewers within its first 17 days. He has previously directed many critically acclaimed South Korean films. Three of these are now available on Netflix.
Hwang Donghyuk was the director of several acclaimed South Korean feature movies before he brought the visually stunning and socially relevant Squid Game into being. Now, three of those films are available on Netflix US! pic.twitter.com/FV0nUQV91D Netflix (@netflix) November 3, 2021
Based on true events, Dong-hyuks Silenced is about a teacher who has just begun working at a school for the deaf. He discovers that the school's faculty has been abusing students and he sets out to expose the truth, only to find the surrounding community willing to hide it.
Miss Granny is much more fun than Silenced and Squid Game. It follows a 74 year-old woman who escapes from her future in a retirement home by being a bit eccentric. After wandering into an unusual photo studio, and having her picture taken by a photographer, she is now a 20 year old woman.
The Fortress, the most recent of all three, was released in 2017. The Fortress transports you back to 17th-century Korea, during the Qing invasion in Joseon. King Injo and his court are forced into Namhansanseong fortress.
For US viewers, all three films can be viewed on Netflix. They may not be as popular as Squid Game, but they could help us to get through the second season.