Directed by Morten Traavik, Ugis Olte
Under the loving but firm guidance of an old fan turned director and cultural diplomat, and to the surprise of the whole world, the ex-Yugoslavian now Slovenian cult band Laibach becomes the first rock group ever to perform in the fortress state of North Korea. Meanwhile, propaganda loudspeakers are being set up at the border between the two Koreas and a countdown to war is announced. The hills are alive… with the sound of music.
Under the loving but firm guidance of an old fan turned director and cultural diplomat, and to the surprise of a whole world, the ex-Yugoslavian cult band Laibach becomes the first rock group ever to perform in the fortress state of North Korea.
Cast: Boris Benko, Tomas Cubej, Milan Fras, Janez Gabric
I knew of Laibach from a friend, but had no other knowledge of the group. I found this movie extremely interesting from the standpoint of the many technical issues they had to deal with, but also how their principal managed to find an acceptable solution to all of those. I would have liked to have seen more of the ultimate concert, but maybe that can be shown another time. Interesting stuff!
I found this to be somewhat interesting. While it does present some positive portrayals of North Korea, I fear that it is intended to bolster harmful stereotypes about the DPRK and give an overall unfairly negative portrayal of this besieged country; and that is the most relevant point that is always left out of documentaries about DPR Korea - that it IS under siege by American imperialism and historical context is always left out.
Much Love to the People of NKorea May soon will be Unified I have been touched by your Beauty Intelligence Humor and Strength