North Korea: The Parade

Film

Time Out says

As evidenced by this tepid Polish doc, which purports to be an inside look at North Korea during the late '80s, it's possible for extremely rare footage to be uncommonly boring. Director Andrzej Fidyk gained access to that exceedingly insular society, but what he produced was largely sequences of spectacular public ceremonies in honor of ruthless dictators Kim Il Sung and his son, Kim Jong Il. Watching the repetitive scenes, you'd assume that every day in the totalitarian country is like halftime at the Rose Bowl. Meanwhile, an English voiceover unwaveringly reads North Korean propaganda. There's no commentary, no context and no compelling reason to see this film—unless you really love a parade.

By: DD

Details

Release details

Duration:
60 mins

Cast and crew

Director:
Andrzej Fidyk
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