Under the Sun (2015)

Genres - Culture & Society  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Politics & Government  |   Release Date - Jul 6, 2016 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 110 min.  |   Countries - Czech Republic, Germany, Latvia, North Korea (Korean People's Democratic Republic), Russia  |  
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Vitaliy Mansky directed this unprecedented look inside the closed-off world of North Korea, as he profiles a young girl during her yearlong preparation for the annual celebration of Kim Jong-il's birthday. Despite dealing with interference from the intrusive North Korean government, Mansky is able to capture a slice-of-life story within the capital city of Pyongyang.

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birthday, dance [art], family, girl, government, interference [obstruction], Korean [nationality], North Korea