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North Korea: The Parade
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