This globally acclaimed Asian show is but one illustration, among many others, of an increasingly disillusioned globalization, which brings out the worst in humans.
Game of Thrones offered an endless spectacle of beheadings, incest and displays of sex and violence. Framed in a Middle Ages aesthetic, it was so close to our contemporary obsessions, that it could be considered somewhat evocative of the Middle East today. With Squid Game, the perversity has moved closer in time - it is happening now. However, it has moved further in location: the backdrop is Asia, in a country whose streets and suburbs of the capital, Seoul, are increasingly familiar to us in Europe, especially following the success of the film Parasite at Cannes, almost three years ago.