The Juche Idea

  • Release Date: May 28, 2010
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Summary: In the late 1960s Kim Jong Il guaranteed his succession as the Dear Leader of North Korea by adapting his father’s Juche (pronounced choo-CHAY) philosophy to propaganda, film, and art. Translated as self-reliance, Juche is a hybrid of Confucianism and authoritarian Stalinist pseudo-socialism. The film is about a South Korean video artist who comes to a North Korean art residency to help bring Juche cinema into the 21st century. The story is told through the films she makes at the residency, as well as interviews with a Bulgarian filmmaker, and even a brief sci-fi movie. (Lorber Films)

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Runtime: 62 min
Genres: Comedy, Documentary
Country: USA
Languages: English, Korean
Director Credit
Jim Finn Director
Writer Credit
Jim Finn Writer
Jong-il Kim Writer
Cast Credit
Daniela Kostova Bulgarian Filmmaker
Jung Yoon Lee Yoon Jung
Oleg Mavromatti Oleg
Sung Kim North Korean Actor
Producer Credit
Jim Finn Producer Movie title data, credits, and poster art provided by: