MUBI reveals three documentaries about that most mysterious of extant countries: North Korea. G Clark examines each one in this mini movie marathon.
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‘Crossing the Line’ examines the phenomenon of people defecting *to* North Korea, via the fascinating character of ex-US Army colonel James Dresnok.
Daniel Gordon’s ‘A State of Mind’ follows two girls as they prepare for the North Korean Mass Games—and delves deeply into the North Korean psyche.
‘The Red Chapel’ follows three Danish comedians as they attempt to subvert North Korea’s unstoppable propaganda machine. It does not go as they expect…
‘Can We Take a Joke’ answers its own question with an implied ‘No.’ It is unlikely to sway anyone’s opinion, yet raises interesting points.
Though it won’t change anyone’s mind about the man , ‘Weiner’ provides a spellbinding insight into how a politician can be his own sad, ceaseless albatross.
No Werner Herzog, Steve James, or Errol Morris at this year’s Oscars.
Several critically acclaimed films were snubbed from the Documentary shortlist, but the frontrunners continue on.