Monday, September 24, 2012
'Comrade Kim Goes Flying' DPRK Movie
Via BBC News September 24, 2012 Three film producers from Belgium (Anja Daelemans), the United Kingdom (Nick Bonner) and North Korea (Ryom Mi Hwa) came together last year and created a romantic comedy movie entitled "Comrade Kim Goes Flying." This film is a heartfelt story of a young North Korean woman seeking her childhood dream of becoming a trapeze artist. This international collaboration involved movie actor training for some performers of the Pyongyang Circus and includes some other well-known movie stars in the DPRK. Unlike most male-dominated, state run stories of success, this North Korean comic drama explores the individual quest of a young heroine striving for self-fulfillment in a unique North Korean setting. The two main characters in the movie Han Jong Sim as Comrade Kim Yong Mi and Pak Chung Guk as Pak Jang Phil, are two young professional circus athletes who went through an accelerated acting class for this motion picture. Below is the official movie trailer: Comrade Kim Goes Flying premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival (tiff) and is now showing at the Pyongyang International Film Festival (PIFF). For more information about this film, please visit the official website. See also: North Korean Comic Jugglers Live Show Premiere of "Camp 14 - Total Control Zone" Buy A North Korean Bride Only $50,000!!!