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Overcoming Blockbuster ‘Kingdom’, ‘Sweet Home’ Becomes The Highest Production Cost Korean Film on NETFLIX

Sweet Home is an adaptation of the popular webtoon of the same name that is about to air simultaneously on Netflix and tvN in 2020. The film gathers a “more beautiful than flowers” cast including Song Kang, Lee Jin Wook, Lee Do Hyun, Lee. Si Young…

Before Sweet Home, Song Kang was a familiar name to Netflix audiences thanks to the movie Love Alarm.
Lee Jin Wook is one of the beloved 8x actors on the Korean small screen.

Belonging to the horror-fiction genre, the film requires a huge amount of money for the technique of recreating a series of haunting monsters that appeared in the original. It is known that Netflix has spent 2.4 million USD (56.1 billion VND) for each episode of Sweet Home.

This figure is higher than the production costs for Song Joong Ki’s films, Arthdal ​​Chronicles ($2 million/episode), Kingdom ($1.6 million/episode) and Mr. Sunshine (1.2 million USD/episode).

Sweet Home revolves around the lonely journey of male student Cha Hyun Soo (Song Kang). He hates society, has a history of suicide and is selfish. One day, he lost all his loved ones and had to fend for himself. But things are not as simple as he thought.

Cha Hyun Soo realizes that there are scary creatures that exist and haunt him. He, along with people living in the same apartment, including Pyeon Sang Wook (played by Lee Jin Wook), must fight side by side against monsters to win their lives.

Lee Do Hyun – a rookie who left a deep impression through the role of a passionate “firefly guy” in Hotel Del Luna.
Hotgirl Go Yoon Jung also appeared in Sweet Home.
Actress Park Kyu Young also plays an important role.

Responsible for producing Sweet Home is PD Lee Eungbok – who created the success of a series of hit TV series such as Mr.Sunshine, Goblin, Descendants of the Sun…

“The interesting thing is that the number of international accounts is increasing thanks to Crash Landing On You, Kingdom or The Platform – original movies from Korea.

The data source says that Netflix is ​​aware of an increase in the number of subscriptions in foreign regions following the impact of the Corona virus. In general, it is believed that when Netflix reaches saturation point in the US, a worthy investment in international regions over a few years will attract new subscribers.”

An expert talks about how Netflix invests to expand internationally.

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