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Zombie thriller ‘#Alive’ becomes Netflix’s most popular film

Zombie thriller '#Alive' becomes Netflix's most popular film

Director Cho Il-hyung’s zombie thriller “#Alive” has become the most popular film in the world on Netflix, the first Korean title to achieve the feat.

Just two days after premiering on Netflix on Sept. 8, “#Alive” topped the global chart of Top Movies on Netflix, according to FlixPatrol, which records daily updated video-on-demand charts for 211 streaming platforms in 83 countries.

The zombie film ranked No.1 in 35 countries, including the U.S., France, Spain, Sweden, Russia and Australia.

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“#Alive,” starring Yoo Ah-in and Park Shin-hye, follows two protagonists isolated in their apartments as a zombie apocalypse erupts outside.

Yoo plays Joon-woo, a game streamer and electronics geek, while Park plays Yu-bin, an individualist who likes hiking. The two very different characters employ their own methods and team up for survival when all contact with the outside world is cut off.

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The zombie thriller opened in local cinemas on June 24, and attracted 1.9 million moviegoers amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Through Netflix, international viewers can enjoy #Alive and grow their interests in Korean content and new hallyu (the Korean wave),” a Netflix official said. “We hope that outstanding works by Korean creators continue to be enjoyed by viewers from diverse cultural backgrounds.”

SOURCE: The KoreaTimes

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