“Squid Game”, “Parasite”, K-Pop… South Korean soft-power at its peak?

Squid Game Parasite K Pop… South Korean soft power at its peak

Interview 22 October 2021 The current success of the series Squid Game highlights South Korea on the world cultural scene, an influence that the country has maintained for years. Yet this series, just like the multi-award winning film Parasite are very critical of South Korean society. What do they tell us? Can we nevertheless speak … Read more

After its quiet rise, South Korea wants to be among the powerful

1634803287 After its quiet rise South Korea wants to be among

Reading time: 7 min South Korea is no longer the small Asian country it was twenty years ago. It was then successfully emerging from underdevelopment and seeking to reconnect with some of its imperial roots. In 1993, before France managed to pass a contract for the construction of a TGV to Korea, François Mitterrand had … Read more

The South Korean economy seen through the Squid Game series – La finance pour tous

1634681929 The South Korean economy seen through the Squid Game series

Broadcast on the Netflix platform, the South Korean series Squid Game is currently enjoying great success. In some of its aspects, it plunges us into some of the ills of South Korean society, such as the high level of household debt, high income inequalities and one of the highest poverty rates in the world. Decryption. … Read more

The successes of South Korean soft power

The successes of South Korean soft power

Hallyu or the “Korean wave” has engulfed Asia and will soon reach the world. Since July 21, the Korean Cultural Center has been hosting an exhibition highlighting this phenomenon, which has been constantly evolving since the 1990s. K-pop, series, films, lifestyle, South Korea is attracting more and more people. the government of Moon Jae-In intends … Read more

[VIDEO] “Squid Game”: Why the South Korean Series Has Become a Global Phenomenon

VIDEO Squid Game Why the South Korean Series Has Become

the essential The Squid Game series went viral in just a few days to the point of becoming Netflix’s most watched show. La Dépêche du Midi dissects the reasons for such a success. Squid Game made a hit. The 9-episode series is now the most-watched show in the history of the Netflix streaming platform with … Read more

“Squid Game”, South Korean soft-power at its peak

Squid Game South Korean soft power at its peak

Squid Game, it’s a life-size game where to win, you have to survive. Because over the course of the trials, inspired by the world of childhood, the participants who fail are executed by organizers in fuchsia pink overalls who never show their face. It’s ultra-violent and completely offbeat. >> “Squid Game”, the dystopian and bloody … Read more

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