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Pulgasari (1985)

There’s a fascinating-looking book I’ve been meaning to read about the true life story of a couple who were effectively held hostage by now-deceased North Korean dictator Kim Jong-il and forced to make big budget propaganda films at his whim ( 864 more words

Brandon Ledet

Book review: A Kim Jong Il Production

A Kim Jong-Il Production: The Incredible True Story of North Korea and the Most Audacious Kidnapping in History 

By Paul Fischer

Anyone under the impression that the North Korean regime under the Kims is anti-cinema should consider the fact that kim-Jong Sil amassed an incredible library of films, some 20,000, including the Friday the 13th series and James Bond, which were his favourites. 735 more words

Korean Culture

Seong Chun-Hyang (1961)

Among the most popular old tales in Korea—or so various sites inform me—is that of Chun Hyang, the beautiful daughter of a courtesan, and of Chun Hyang’s efforts to remain faithful to her husband, come what may. 2,504 more words

Dusted Off

Kim Jong Il: 'The Dictator's Cut' - Hannah Streck

Hannah Streck is a psychology graduate having studied at the University of Glasgow, she is currently a Masters student at The London School of Economics and Political Science and is a keen follower of various podcasts. 1,076 more words

Film