Frustration over social issues inspired film career of S. Korean behind Squid Game

Mr Hwang Dong-hyuk wrote the script for Squid Game in 2009, which he says was the lowest point in his life. PHOTO: AFP
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SEOUL - At the lowest point of his life, Hwang Dong-hyuk was jobless for a year, his mother had just retired, and his family was mired in debt.

He sought relief in survival game comics such as Battle Royale and Liar Game, and wondered what would happen if he took part in these games himself.

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