NORTH KOREA | 121 minutes | 1972

The ultimate classic, often described as the country’s Gone with the Wind, it’s the adaptation of an opera written by no less than Kim Il-sung (Kim Jong-il’s father). The scene opens on a Korea occupied by the Japanese army. We encounter a pretty young flower girl helping a poor widow and her blind sister. Above all, she awaits the return of a brother who will soon mount a rebellion against the oppressive system established by the invaders. At the time, this film was apparently seen as a source of inspiration for communists the world over.  ? Julien Fonfrède


Saturday October 17, 2015

Program #300
Cinémathèque - Salle Fernand Seguin

Ik-Kyu Choe

No biography

Hak Pak

No biography

distribution and credits

  • Screenplay Kim Il-Sung
  • Cast Hong Youg-Hui, Pak Hwa-Son, Kim Ren Rin


  • Wave Length Pictures
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