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Squid Game lays bare South Korea’s real-life personal debt crisis

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After midnight, when the crowds of revellers have gone, Choi Young-soo* crouches in a shabby alleyway in Seoul’s wealthy Gangnam district. This is the only time that the 35-year-old, a part-time food delivery rider, d...

Real-life Man From Snowy River was Aboriginal, new book argues

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There is “overwhelming evidence” that the legendary stockman featured in The Man From Snowy River was Aboriginal, a new book argues. Did AB “Banjo” Paterson “paint his stockman white to appease the literary tastes of ...

Real-life dramas: 10 great documentaries about theatre

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Phyllida Lloyd’s 2012 Donmar production showed what Julius Caesar gains from a prison setting. This documentary from the same year, directed by the brothers Paolo and Vittorio Taviani, goes a step further. It follows ...

TV tonight: courtroom drama recounts real-life case of Iraq war soldier Brian Wood

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Bafta-winning writer Robert Jones brings this feature-length adaptation of the real-life story of soldier Brian Wood, who was awarded the Military Cross for his role in the Battle of Danny Boy in Iraq in 2004 but who ...

How I wrote myself into a real-life romcom – that became a survivalist thriller

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He doesn’t love me. He never loved me. And he isn’t looking for me – so I damn well better survive the night on my own. No food, no tent, no map. No one to blame but myself. Too bad burning hot shame isn’t a heat sour...