What does it mean to live in a cutthroat society? South Korea is one of the fastest developing countries in the world: global brands such as Samsung, Hyundai and LG, excellent education, the fastest Internet, and powerful cinematography and music sector. However, such success comes at a price: Koreans complain about stress, insomnia and burnout. They drink more alcohol than Russians and their fertility rate is the lowest in the world.
People portrayed in the film Korea – A Country Under Pressure live in Seoul, a 24/7 multi-million metropolis. They come from diverse social strata, and their life experience is hugely different, but they have in common the crazy pace of life and the enormous pressure they are subjected to.