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What we’re watching on Netflix Hong Kong this April 2023

By Celia Lee 31 March 2023

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April sees a diverse range of titles being added to Netflix Hong Kong’s extensive library. From thrilling historical dramas to contemporary dark comedies, whether you’re craving a feel-good plot to power you through the week or a generous dose of excitement and thrills to keep you on the edge of your seat, there’s bound to be something for every type of cinephile. Here’s a list of what we’re watching on Netflix Hong Kong this April 2023.

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War Sailor (Krigsseileren)

War Sailor revisits the story of Alfred Garnes as detailed in the critically acclaimed screenplay released in late 2022. Based on true events that took place during World War II, Garnes and his fellow civilian sailors are caught in a war they never meant to join. Originally written for a feature film and mini-series, this Netflix original series will realise the script of War Sailor in full with outtakes and never-before-seen footage from the feature film.

Kill Boksoon

Boksoon lives a double life—she is a single mom raising a teenage daughter and also happens to be one of the most renowned assassins in the trade. Kill Boksoon follows her efforts in balancing being a parent and being loyal to the top-secret organisation that uses her skills to take lives. Chaos unfolds when Boksoon tries to put a stop to her contract for a life without secrets with her daughter. Starring Jeon Do-yeon, also the leading actress for the comedic romance series Crash Course in Romance, the hardship of parenting is highlighted through Jeon’s award-winning performance.

Beef

Beef follows the story of Danny and Amy, both trudging on in life in their own separate ways before a road rage incident causes their paths to be tangled forever. It’s a brilliant series that puts basic human struggles on the big screen. Beef portrays, through the captivating performances of Steven Yuen and Ali Wong, the difficulties many have been through in recent years and continue to go through today while exploring ways in which one can reconcile with our fellow humans in a changed world. Available 6 April.

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Hunger

Hunger follows an aspiring cook on her journey to Michelin stardom from helming a modest local eatery in Thailand to working under a merciless celebrity chef. Scenes are littered with theatrical flair, reminiscent of recent comedy horror The Menu, and sheds light on class and ethnicity issues through the harsh world of fine dining. Available 7 April.

Transatlantic

Set in the 1940s, Transatlantic follows two journalists and their allies on their quest to assist artists, writers, and other refugees in fleeing Europe during World War II. Based on Julie Orringer’s novel, The Flight Portfolio, this limited series puts on the big screen the true story of the Emergency Rescue Committee and their contributions to anti-Nazi efforts during the war through portrayals of touching and intimate interactions. Available 7 April.

Thicker Than Water

A journalist’s hard-earned career and life is put at risk as she tries to shield her brother from the law on one side, and the schemes of a drug lord on the other. Thicker Than Water brings to light various social issues rampant in French society in this thrilling crime piece. From ingrained racism and misogyny to issues of drug abuse, these heavy moments are interspersed with touching and hilarious interactions that arises between family and friends amidst the chaos that unfolds. Available 7 April.

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Queenmaker

A professional public relations manager for political candidates is determined to make an infamous human rights lawyer the new mayor of Seoul in this Netflix original series. Expect thrilling drama and action as the political elite fights to secure their places in office against a righteous new contender. Available 14 April.

Queens On The Run (Fuga de Reinas)

Four friends who finally decide to take a break from the pressure and issues of their married lives embark on a road trip of a lifetime together. If you’re expecting your classic bachelorette shenanigans, Queens On The Run takes things to the next level Hangover-style with thrilling action and comedic violence. Available 14 April.

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Celia Lee

Staff writer

Born and raised in Hong Kong and educated in the UK, Celia is passionate about culture, food, and different happenings in the city. When she’s not busy writing, you can find her scouting for new and trendy restaurants, getting lost in a bookstore, or baking up a storm at home.

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