Netflix: the Korean horror film about a mysterious virus that lasts less than 100 minutes

Netflix: the Korean horror film about a mysterious virus that lasts less than 100 minutes

The film on the streaming platform not only expresses the genre 100%, but also adds several touches of topicality and originality.


Do you miss a good zombie movie? So, #Alive It is your perfect option in Netflix for this week. Well, it is not an original film from the platform, but rather an acquired one, but as we know, the products distributed by the platform are sometimes as successful as their own. And it combines two triumphant elements.

We could say that #Vivo has a little bit of everything: a genre in vogue, the film industry in a very high-media moment and a health situation that sometimes can only be addressed through science fiction.


The end of the world is near, if the survivors do not find a cure

The end of the world is near, if the survivors do not find a cure


What is it about #Vivo, Korean Netflix movie

What will you do in your apartment without supplies or food? Will you have to go out in search of food eventually? Are you the only survivor in your neighborhood or are there others who have escaped the tragedy? Although it is very accustomed to social networks, will they be useful in the initial moments of communicating that you are alive (and convincing yourself that you should move on)? But,is there any way out? Does it make sense to fight?

Surely, the hashtag #Alive It reminds you of the plot of many zombie movies and series you’ve seen, right? Don’t let that put you off, though, because its adherence to genre conventions is one of the main strengths of this production, directed by Il Cho. If something works, why change it? And that is precisely what happens when something is done well. #Vivo is more than competent in action and narrative tension.

The production is done well enough for us to believe that what we are seeing could be real (in other words, it is not of low quality in its finish), the script is ingenious in its situations, both in its approach and in its resolution, and the direction communicates all this impeccably, with scenes that, although not particularly terrifying, are exciting and climatic.

But the most difficult thing to achieve in these films is usually to make us interested in the characters’ stories, and not simply make them a succession of chases and bites. #Vivo makes us really care about Oh Joon-woo, with its uncertainty, its desperation, its confinement and its doubts about the true need to fight. It’s something we can all relate to in some way right now.

Trailer for #Vivo, Korean Netflix movie

Embed – #Alive | Official Trailer | Netflix

Cast of #Vivo, Korean Netflix movie

  • Yoo Ah-in as Joon-woo.
  • Park Shin-hye as Yoo-bin.
  • Jeon Bae-soo.
  • Lee Chae-Kyung.
  • Lee Hyun-wook as Lee Sang-chul.
  • Oh Hye-won as a policewoman.
  • So Hee-jung as Joon-woo’s mother.

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