Thursday, 16 April 2009

North Korean film Pulgasari: Kim Jong-Il's Godzilla


holterbarbour said...

The irony (11 minutes in, so far) is that it's basically a metaphor for the North Koreans getting raped by their socialist rulers.

ROK Hound said...

As far as B-movies go, it's got South Korea's Yonggary beat by a mile. That's right, you heard me. I'm praising the North at the expense of the South.

matt said...

Well, it was directed by Shin Sang-ok, A South Korean director kidnapped to North Korea to make movies.

Nice find!

Alex said...


Although I understand why you are reading the movie that way, the real irony is in your interpretation of the movie. It is a simple story about a peasant uprising against the feudal oppressors. Nothing more basic and socialist than that.

Oddly, wikipedia says that this is also a co-production with a Japanese company, who did the rudimentary special effects for the film. Who woulda thought!