Saturday, November 22, 2008


[Kim Jong Il], who is known to be a film buff and connoisseur of Hollywood movies, reportedly finances a three-story building in Pyongyang with a full-time staff of 250 that houses his collection of 20,000 films from all over the world. Regular citizens must settle for homegrown propaganda movies like “Five Guerilla Brothers,” “An Azalea Behind Enemy Lines” and “Wormwood Rice Cake, National Food.” —Malte Herwig, "North Korea's Very Cautious Cinematic Thaw," NYT, 11/21/08

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