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.
"#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.
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 Korea Times