‘Cyber Hell: Exposing an Internet Horror‘ is a South Korean true crime documentary directed by Jin-sung Choi. It made its way to American audiences via the Netflix streaming service. It was produced by Aloke Devichand and Raghav Khanna.
The feature retells the 2019 story of “godgod,” an anonymous user on various messaging apps who would lure women, many of them under age, into performing sex acts and then sharing the videos on private groups. When a group of journalists stumbles onto the story, they work with law enforcement to try and find the ringleader of this criminal activity which leads to a deadly game of cat and mouse. Every time they make strides in the case, it seems that “godgod” is one step ahead, but with the help of the victims, there is some hope.
It is troubling the amount of crimes that social media opened up. This situation is not that comes up on a normal person’s radar unless an influencer is involved, but these were real victims who got hurt by these hackers. I think the documentary does a good job of highlighting this.
I will say, it was refreshing to see journalists who actually cared about the victims. When they would make decisions about what to run, they always considered the safety of those hurt by this ring. Unlike American or European media who only seek after awards or spotlights, these journalists actually did their due diligence and helped law enforcement to put a stop to “godgod.” From that perspective and just as a film as a whole, the documentary was good and I applaud their good work on it.
Check out the trailer below:
PARENTAL CONCERNS: Disturbing topics, Crime elements, Some foul language
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