December 5, 2022

“Don’t let them put you under!”

Coma is a recent four-hour TV mini-series based on the 1978 Michael Crichton thriller about a young medical student who discovers that something sinister is going on in her hospital after routine procedures send more than a few seemingly healthy patients into comas on the operating table.

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Coma is a recent four-hour TV mini-series based on the 1978 Michael Crichton thriller about a young medical student who discovers that something sinister is going on in her hospital after routine procedures send more than a few seemingly healthy patients into comas on the operating table. The theme is “don’t let them put you under”. The sinister message suggests that transplant surgeons need to do everything possible to keep their image unblemished. The public is all too ready to believe that they are up to no good… Coma is available on-line at http://www.aetv.com/coma/

And Koreans must have similar anxieties. The Traffickers is a recent thriller about organ trafficking Korean honeymooners take a cruise ship to China where the wife is kidnapped by Chinese gangsters. There is lots of screaming and creepy music. Director Kim Hong-sun was inspired to make the movie after the tragic 2009 case of a newlywed Korean woman’s disappearance in China. “I saw a news article about the discovery of the body of the kidnapped wife with all her organs taken. I thought it was utterly shocking and searched for related articles; it was just terrifying,” he said.

It is not clear from the public relations material, but the film may have links to the Falun Gong, a banned Chinese meditation group which claims that the Chinese government has killed its members and sold their organs. 


Korean Movie Stars from “The Traffickers”… by NTDTV

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