Korean cinematic rise years in the making, says ‘Squid Game’ star

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Toronto (Canada) (AFP) – Smash hits like “Squid Game” and “Parasite” may make it look easy, but Emmy-winner Lee Jung-jae says South Korean cinema spent years learning how to reach unprecedented global audiences through stories about the competitiveness and violence of modern life. Lee spoke to AFP just days after making history as the first foreign-language performer to win the Emmy for best actor in a drama with “Squid Game” — the most-watched Netflix show of all time. “As a piece of work that is not in English that we’re able to bring to the global audience, we’re very happy about that,” sa…

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