Bong Joon-ho interview: “I’m fascinated by groups of people trapped inside of a space. In that sense Haemoo is like Snowpiercer”
Your current film is Haemoo, where you go from this tight enclosed train, to the fearful openness of the ocean. You said with Snowpiercer you built your story around the setting, was this film made similarly?
I am definitely fascinated by groups of people trapped inside of a space, or inside of a system. In that sense Haemoo is definitely similar to Snowpiercer. But even though the story takes place on a large expansive ocean the characters are all stuck inside this tiny boat as big as a dot. Of course there is a lot of freedom to be out in that environment, but I wanted to highlight that space to show that they are in fact in a very tiny jail. On top of that when the fog rolls in it even becomes more constrained, its a much smaller world suddenly than the train of Snowpiercer, it’s much for suffocating and stifling. In that sense its a lot more claustrophobic than Snowpiercer.