one expat's life in Korea
The irony (11 minutes in, so far) is that it's basically a metaphor for the North Koreans getting raped by their socialist rulers.
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.
Well, it was directed by Shin Sang-ok, A South Korean director kidnapped to North Korea to make movies.Nice find!
holterbarbour,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!
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