For years, Korean fictions have been part of the usual premiere scene. The Oscars pan for ‘Parasites‘ and the overwhelming phenomenon of ‘The Squid Game’ on Netflix they are but the tip of the iceberg, the proof that the country’s filmography is in constant flux and should not be lost sight of.
In fact, this original Apple TV + production that premieres just the day the platform arrives in South Korea is signed by one of the country’s most successful filmmakers in recent years in the West: Kim Jee-woon, director of a pair of highly disturbing horror and suspense pieces, “Two Sisters” and “I Found the Devil.” The cast is headed by Lee Sun-kyun, whom we remember from the aforementioned ‘Parasites’.
The twilight zones of the mind
The six-episode series is based on an online comic by Hongjacga and opens on Thursday, November 4. It tells how a brilliant scientist loses his family in a strange and terrible accident. To find out what happened will cross the lines of conventional medicine by synchronizing his brain with the dead to extract clues to his last memories and unearth the truth.
We said with the premiere of ‘Invasion’ that that would possibly be the last major sci-fi series on Apple TV + for the remainder of the year. It seems that the platform still has surprises in store up its sleeve, and Korea is an extraordinary option when it comes to finishing a year… that we can no longer ensure that it is completely finished.