Can you guess which scene they “reenacted”?
Many of us still remember when Parasite (2019) became one of the most talked-about South Korean movies. The Oscar-winning movie was directed by Bong Joon Ho and written by Bong Joon Ho and Jin-won Han. The categories in which the movie was awarded were best film, best director, best screenplay, and best international film.
It seems like the world did not have to wait for long before another South Korean creation received worldwide praise and popularity. Squid Game, created by Hwang Dong-hyuk, gained worldwide popularity in 2021. While some viewers disliked some disturbing scenes, the vast majority of the survival drama’s audience saw further than what was on the screen. They saw an ideology, the psychology of the characters, and much more in what was in front of them.
No wonder that a record 111 million households watched at least part of the Netflix series, and the streaming site was rumoured to generate an estimated $891.1 million in value for the company.
Unfortunately, the series led to some tragic events. A North Korean teenager was sentenced to death by a firing squad as per the article of Radio Free Asia. The student allegedly faced the death penalty for smuggling Squid Game on a USB from China to North Korea.
The 14-year-old student was said to be selling digital copies of the series. A fellow student, who bought the series, was sentenced to prison, while six others, who simply watched Squid Game, have to spend five years doing hard labour. Some teachers and administrators of the school were fired and sent to work in mines.
What happened in Hungary after Squid Game became popular is the complete opposite of the aforementioned events. A Hungarian glass processing company in Szeged got inspired by episode seven and explained how people can differentiate between regular glass and tempered glass.
CE Glass is one of the most modern glass factories in Central Europe. The vast majority of the company’s employees are Squid Game fans, so choosing a scene that related to their profession was a given. The “scene” the company presented was planned with precaution, and they do not recommend reenacting any of the scenes from the series.
The company’s video analyses the scene in which the players had to jump on glass. The video explains how someone can differentiate between regular glass and tempered glass. The goal was not to promote the series but rather to share information with their viewers. But how exactly can one see the difference?
There are special methods, of course. But there is one very simple way to find out. If a glass ball is dropped on regular glass, it has a “thinner” sound. The sound of the tempered glass, on the other hand, is a deeper sound. Another major difference is that a 6-millimetre float glass breaks easily, while tempered glass can endure the weight of 80 kilograms without breaking.
Source: adweek.com, Radio Free Asia, Origo