| 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
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