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Squid Game ‘reminds me of colleagues who died’, traumatised South Korean workers say

Netflix survival drama Squid Game, about desperate adults competing in deadly children’s games for a chance to escape severe debt, hits a little too close to home for Lee Chang-keun.With more than 111 million views, the show has captivated global audiences since its September debut and is now Netflix’s biggest hit ever.But it has struck raw nerves in South Korea, where there’s growing discontent over soaring personal debt, decaying job markets and stark income inequalities worsened by financial…


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