A scene from North Korean film A Bellflower (1987).

What North Korean films are like: propaganda, potatoes and Japanese ninjas

  • Little is known about North Korea’s domestic feature films, but a German travelling film roadshow once gave a peek into this mysterious world
  • The films encouraged things like eating potatoes to cope with food shortages, not abandoning rural hometowns, and of course – loving the Great Leader
Topic |   Asian cinema

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A scene from North Korean film A Bellflower (1987).
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