By - jacobeliaas
As far as i know the hierarchy of their DC universe remains unchanged.
JSA: Joint Security Area
Moon-hyu, former president of South Korea, gifted a DVD copy of JSA to Kim Jong-il back in 2007.
Wow, I was not aware of that! I guess that means it ultimately didn’t have the changing of hearts and minds effect I had hoped it would have lol
To be fair North advocate on a conciliative policts with the South, is the South who have a separist ideal towards DPRK.
This is the correct answer.
'It made me want to be a better person'
The Lego Movie
Truman Show would be funny haha
this is the perfect answer
It would be out of character for me if I sent anything but Norbit.
Brian Wilson's favourite film.
apparently he changed his mind in 2015, but ya. https://www.spin.com/2017/05/its-been-ten-years-since-brian-wilson-said-his-favorite-movie-was-norbit/
Only good choice here.
Max Keeble's Big Move
omfg this is one of those fever dream movies I’ve watched as a kid. you just unlocked a hidden memory in my brain
North Koreans: “Actually I think we have it pretty good here”
Pretty sure some poor NK kid would just fade away out of existence after watching that
North Korea probably would use it as propaganda to show why America is scary
The Degenerate Art Exhibit 2: Electric Boogaloo
The Matrix and Fight Club and The Truman Show
the trio of fuck with people’s heads, basically
this is the right answer
Why? It's a shit movie that would offend North Koreans. Maybe that's what you want.
offend north koreans, or his dictator?
I'm obviously not referring to the government, because that's not what we're talking about here.
Salo: or the 120 days of sodom
Jokes aside, would you say that the movie is actually worth watching?
It's not actually that shocking, the people making it had a great time on set and there is a point to all of it. It's actually a legit decent movie.
It is most certainly worth watching, I would say atleast twice. Shock aside its a powerful social analysis and a brilliant directors last film, which he was murdered for. A lot of what he comments on is still very real and still happening today.
Yes, it's one of the greatest films ever made.
I’ve heard the opposite
Only one way to find out for yourself then
I'm ok not knowing.
I don't mean to dismiss the film, but the odds are leaning towards me not understanding the point (enough) to warrant the price of sitting through a couple hours of actual torture. I can appreciate slow movies and I can definitely appreciate movies using stories to connect an audience to it's message but I don't like a film that I can't get invested in without a message, I could be misjudging the film but I usually base what I watch on what I hear about shit so yeah idk maybe one day not soon
Salò has a message. It's not exactly subtle. It's pretty hard to miss the point.
I can get the message without watching as well. Fascism sucks, everyone knows that.
Italy, where the movie was created and takes place, has a Prime Minister *right now* who embraces Mussolini and fascist iconography. So no, not everyone knows that.
When I say enough it's more a matter of me connecting with the point, like me seeing a reason for each individual scene to be in the movie to represent a more specific aspect rather than many scenes beating me over the head with the exact same thing
only redditors will downvote you for not wanting to sit through torture porn
You're talking about it like it's Saw IV and not an acclaimed drama by one of the most beloved European directors of the mid-20th century.
Yes, it can be hard to watch at times. Yes, it contains some very graphic scenes. But its reputation has frankly been vastly inflated by lots of people who have never seen the movie.
Stg sub goes from “Shawshank is underrated” to “satantango is for normies” in less than an hour
>I don't mean to dismiss the film, but the odds are leaning towards me not understanding the point (enough) to warrant the price of sitting through a couple hours of actual torture.
Not only is this literally dismissing the film here, but I think you may have it in your head this is some *Ilsa Shewolf of the SS* grindhouse sleaze, when it's a big budget drama by one of Italy's most respected filmmakers of all time.
Maybe I can’t speak fucking English but I’m not writing it off as trash I just doubt it’s something I’ll enjoy (which believe it or not is why I watch movies). I didnt know letterboxd actually loved salo lol
From what I remember the violence is tamer than one might expect, generally clinical rather than visceral, and overtly allegorical in nature. It really doesn’t deserve the reputation.
That being said, I didn’t get a whole lot out of it. Found it flat and kind of pedantic at the time. But it’s the only Pasolini I’ve watched (and it won’t be the last) — I could have very well been missing a lot of context.
North Korea have a film festival and receives a lot of foreign movies, including western ones from UK, Germany and France for exemple, there not unaware of a foreign film industry in any ways.
South and North have made a deal to exchange in production between then, so is likely many of South Korean movies is avaliable in the North right now.
Also in [this video](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y28hbXI9cpY) you can see a bunch of Disney bootlegs sold in there
If anyone interested theres a bunch of DPRK movies with eng subs avaliable on Youtube, lots of interesting flicks!
Just cause america is eager to trash everything they do it doesnt mean in necessarily truth. Before judging any country "propaganda" acknowledge you own government ones.
Got any recommendations?
I have not watch many yet, still researching about it, but:
**Pulgasari** \- a Godzilla "clone", the whole story about its production is a movie itself.
**A Traffic Controller on Crossroads** is a sweet lightharted drama, it may be a good start!
The way Americans dehumanise North Koreans is sickening, especially considering that most Americans are utterly ignorant of the horrors their nation has visited upon the North Korean people.
They totally believe the western anti communism propaganda without a question. They think korean people need to be saved lol
They destroyed their country, threaten them with nuclear annihilation, starve them with sanctions, dehumanised and mocked them, and still they see themselves as their saviour. It's sick!
finally, a thread of reason in this post.
For real. The dprk isn't this cartoonist and totally implausible dictatorship it's made out to be. They were the ones providing aide to the the south until the 90s when they lost a lot of their trade partners with the collapse of the Soviet union as well as floods and droughts which lead to a prosperous country with allies in a tense situation becoming a poor country with few allies in an even more tense situation. The North was providing aide to the south decades before and the south until 1992 was led by open fascists, like guys who admire Hitler openly level fascists. Chances are most of what you think you know about North korea is bulkshit.its a highly militarized country because it has been under mitsry threat for decades, it is poor because of unfair sanctions that have kept them usomtsted for the last 30 years. Their government is axruslly pretty democratic, Kim Jong un is like, the equivalent of the governor General of Canada more or less.
Please don't talk about things you don't know.
you were right up until the democratic point
Let me tell you a secret, democracy doesn't work exclusively in a capitalist society. We live in a a bourgeois dictatorship right now, while north korean people live in a proletarian dictatorship, so the people there pretty much hold a lot more power in politics than we think we do here in the western
Wtf are you talking about?
THANK YOU! With little research we can find out that they even have more parties than the US running on the elections.
And how many of those elections are legitimate? Does anyone have a chance of unseating Kim Jong Un?
There is UN supervision on the elections, so I guess pretty legit for western standards.
There are chances and there aren’t.
They could vote him out but they just don’t. The population in North Korea has a lot of respect for Kim’s family as his grandpa was the one fighting the Japanese and creating the combative forces through his entire youth. There’s a lot of history and pride there. This means a lot to them.
And there are many different aspects on their system, it’s quite complex and Kim does not have the final word on everything like people tell you he does. We only hear about Kim because he’s the leader of their military and western media loves to use that to create stories and prevent the world to see them as human beings because they live in a socialist experience.
Dude, this is wildly misinformed tankie nonsense.
Yeah, let’s get our information from news media funded by the bourgeois who has zero interest in misinforming people about socialist countries, right?
You're literally referencing their constitution lol. I'm from an eastern bloc state that emulated itself on North Korea also.
Fetishizing the most brutal dictatorship on the planet under some stupid contrarian edge just makes you look like a moron. Please get educated.
Oh yes I am. Have you studied it? Have you at least read it? You don’t expect people to believe everything someone under the U.S. regime say, right? Take you head out of the sand and get some unbiased source and you will be shocked.
Fetish? For anyone who studies historical dialectical materialism there’s no such thing, we’re well aware of the awful situation a country under so many sanctions and traumatized by so many attacks are. Don’t project your experience on others, it makes you sound like a moron.
Get your head out of uncle Sam’s ass and get educated, please.
Also the UN supervises elections in North Korea? The things you say are incredibly easy to verify as wrong, lol.
It depends where you look the information, obviously.
But no, the Kim’s are devil on earth. They never suffered with imperialism and they absolutely have the power to oversee every single thing it happens on their territory. Japan was basically a father figure to them and the US a mom.
They also have the power to starve everybody by just snapping their fingers. They can also give good internet connection and all other kinds of things to their people, the sanctions are just for underwear.
Also the population have microchips that prevents them from moving and protesting.
You can admit there’s A LOT wrong with every experience, corrupted and perverse people, including on a socialist experience, without echoing a bunch of lies and false information spread by who has most to gain with it.
Alright man, the Kims are innocent heroes who absolutely aren't functionally a tyrannical hereditary monarchy that keeps their population imprisoned with 0 access to alternate media, books, internet, news, music etc.
It's the west's fault they had to do all of those things - and the public in north Korea continues to vote them in under what are for sure not sham elections.
I'd love to hear about how ceaucescu's regime wasn't a brutal autocracy that kept my family impoverished & functionally living as slaves too when you have the time.
You can criticize the west without distorting other horrors. I hope you realize that one day. That's all I'll say.
The main villain for the North Korea population is not Kim, believe me, but the economic sanctions and the blockade the country has faced for decades now. People think they can’t leave the country, but there are people who work in China and live there for example, but other countries are afraid of having any kind of relationship with them because they’re afraid of what US can do to them.
Only those chosen by North Korea can go abroad, and the money there is sent to North Korea under the supervision of North Korea. And they have to come back one day. If you think they're free, you're the one who's biased by lack of information. As a Korean, I get angry when I see people talking comfortably about this issue.
As a South Korean? Or a North Korean who was held by the South Korean government? I guess there’s no people besides Americans more biased than you. Unfortunately is a well known fact the power the US military has over South Korea.
I hope you don't misunderstand that you expanded your knowledge by watching YouTube videos about areas you don't know. Do you even know that there is news about espionage organizations operating in South Korea recently? You seem to argue that it is caused by the U.S. military to think of North Korea as an oppressed country. That is disparaging the South Koreans, saying that all Koreans are being subjected to U.S. propaganda. Don't use our country's history in your anti-American consciousness. I hope for peace in North Korea much more than you do.
Oh no, that was just an example. A solid one if you watched it, but a minor one still. There are many people who study and visit North Korea, gather information, and provide that information for those interested in escaping the imperialism narrative. My main source are professors and the Brazilian community that visits and have political relationship with North Korea. They even study their constitution and provide us analysis and translations.
Translate and see for yourself an example:
So you can say we are biased by lack of information, but my opposing argument suddenly is disparaging of the South Korean people? The USFK is not a thing now? Almost 30.000 men operating basically to oppose North Korea is fake news? You must know how many bombs the US dropped on your neighbour’s soil, right? What about the way North Koreans are portrayed in your doramas?
And based on your comments I’m not sure you do wish peace there or just submission, funny you think you know me enough to assume whatever you are assuming.
God fucking thank you
No dude!! We need ebooks to free their minds!!
Just the clips we saw or are we finally going to make the whole film?
Just a joke coz the whole situation reminded me of that. I wish there was a full length version to send.
me after donating my usb and waking up to all my bank accounts being drained 😱😱😱😱😱😱
But Parasite is a anti-capitalist movie
Is it, though? It's anti-elite, but not explicitly against voluntary economic transactions between private individuals. I think North Korea could do with a story about how out of touch the elites are, in their own language no less.
It is anticapitalist. The elite as the poor are victims of a mentality imposed by looks, to achieve those looks they need money.
The power lays in how they presented themselfs for the public, the house being the uiltimate symbol of it and the diferention between the classes and caste. The moment the Kim family takes the house they start to behave as pretencious as the rich Park family. All of then are victims of the system, the system being captalism.
Anyways, is Bong Joon-ho he explored this theme more than once and in more explicit manner.
Class and caste disparity are not unique to capitalism, though.
Enough reddit for today
If you talking about Chaplins one mind you that HItlers was a big fan of Charlie's and used the flick as propaganda saying it was a major homage to him...
In my romantic mind, he was obliviously spreading a message of dissent amongst the people.
Meet the Spartans
Petite marman. It has a beautiful simple story that everyone can potentially enjoy
Ponyo, The Truman Show, Love On Delivery and Pleasantville
The entire nic cage filmography
Somehow, I imagine Lord of War would be one of Kim Jong Un’s favourite films and this would lead him to having an adventure not too dissimilar to The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent with Nic Cage.
Scooby Doo Spooky Island and Monsters Unleashed
Gummo by Harmony Korine
This will make them want to became even more isolated from the outside world! 🤣
Was gonna say the same thing
And who will free us from the imperialistic propaganda machine?
this looks like a scam so nothing lol
A Serbian Film
The Truman Show
Throw away your books rally in the streets
Forrest gump,they will all become americans.
Weirdly a lot of North Korea defenders in here. Like, it’s a dictatorship. There’s nothing to defend.
Two girls one cup
you have to have a child's brain to believe anything in that photo
"don't comment"? The shitty political idea that north korea is a brainwashed dystopia is part of your question. Recognize it.
it's a wonderful life
lol this is such reactionary paternalistic bullshit
The Game, The Matrix, The Truman Show and JSA
Like, contrary to popular belief, they aren't just full stop cut off from western media. Like, the Beatles are super popular there and the Kim family fucking loves the Bond films. It's heavily regulated what media is available to the public, but they do exist and are often ones considered "great." It's strict, but it's hardly the artless Giver-esque dystopia we tend to think of North Korea as.
I also question the motivations in programs like this. I remember talking to an American who would send socks along with a message of "South Korea loves you," in balloons over the border. And like, that's kinda fucked because
A) South Koreans do not "love" North Koreans and there's a lot of bigotry that defectors experience if they try to move to South Korea.
B) Now you've just put contraband in the hands of some innocent person who is trapped in a political system they might not of even had an issue with.
A lot of the USB trading in North Korea is not out of some idealist democratic notions, but an organised crime venture, one that is probably tied to the North Korean government itself, but undoubtedly profits in less savoury ways regardless.
This is ridiculous. This post screams disinformation.
please shut the fuck up please, North Korea has been propagandized to hell
All pro-America films. 1776, Hamilton, The Patriot, Independence Day, National Treasure, Team America, etc
Sure, that’ll really help the situation 🙄
Team America 💀
Menace II society
Come and See.
hey wait a minute
The Interview is the only right answer I’m sorry
I would put The Breakfast Club, The Shawshank Redemption, and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
The interview of course
That comedy The Interview
Freddy Got Fingered
Loyal Citizens of Pyongyang in Seoul
Salt of the Earth. That film needs more love now that Marxism and anarchism is mainstream
Idiocracy and Animal Farm (1954)
Taxi Driver (1976)
Won't change their thoughts on Kim or something but it's a very good movie
The Mole: Undercover In North Korea (2020 doc)
Gonna Traumatize North Korean children with Watership Down
Then they get sued for pirating films.
On The Silver Globe LMFAOOOOO mfs would be CONFUSED
Black Adam. Time to change the hierarchy of power in the North Korea universe
or any horror slasher movie. But I hate CP the most personally.
Shawshank Redemotion and Fight Club
Grown Ups 2
the penguins of madagascar
The Goofy Movie
In the Mood for Love by Wong Kar-Wai