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Welcome to North Korea!  //  Vítejte v KLDR! (Orig.)

DIR: Linda Kallistová Jablonská
2008 / Czech Republic / 76 min

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In its catalogue, a Czech travel agency offers a "journey into the unknown", a tour of North Korea. This trip was the second time since 1990 that a group of Czech tourists set foot in North Korea. The film follows twenty-seven Czechs who have decided to spend approximately 2,600 Euros on a sightseeing tour of a country which cultivates a cult of personality, maintains concentration camps for its citizens and doesn't hide its development of nuclear weapons. Foreign visitors are only allowed a view of a carefully prepared illusion, thoroughly supervised by "guides". What is more, the North Korean system is starkly reminiscent of the Czechs' own past. Which emotions do our travellers experience: sympathy, nostalgia or, in contrast, happiness that "we already have this behind us"? How does someone, after being accustomed to freedom and democracy, come to terms with the directives and restrictions of a totalitarian system?

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Director Linda Kallistová Jablonská
Screenplay
Dir. of Photography David Cysař, Linda Jablonská
Editing Jakub Voves
Music Francois Pignon
Sound Ivan Horák
Duration 76 min
Year 2008
Country Czech Republic
Colour Colour
Tags political, society, totalitarianism
Production Negativ, s.r.o.
Negativ, s.r.o.
Address:  Ostrovní 30
City:  110 00 Praha
Country:  Czech Republic
Web:  www.negativ.cz/cz/
Phone:  (+420) 224933755

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