Squid Game and the 'untranslatable': the debate around subtitles explained

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There is no question that Squid Game has become a global sensation. Since its release, the nine-episode survival drama has topped Netflix’s charts in 90 countries and is poised to become the most-watched show in Netflix history.
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationThe Conversation. Academic rigour, journalistic flair.
PublisherThe Conversation Media Group
Publication statusPublished - 14 Oct 2021

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  • translation
  • subtitles
  • Squid Game


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