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Under the Sun (2015)

16+ 07/06/2016 (US) Documentary 1h 46m
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Over the course of one year, this film follows the life of an ordinary Pyongyang family whose daughter was chosen to take part in Day of the Shining Star (Kim Jong-il's birthday) celebration. While North Korean government wanted a propaganda film, the director kept on filming between the scripted scenes. The ritualized explosions of color and joy contrast sharply with pale everyday reality, which is not particularly terrible, but rather quite surreal.

  1. Vitaly Mansky

    Director, Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Lee Zin-Mi


  2. Yu-Yong

    Herself, Zin-Min's schoolmate

  3. Hye-Yong

    Herself, Zin-Min's schoolmate

  4. Oh-Gyong

    Herself, Zin-Min's schoolmate

  5. Choi Song-min


  6. Lim Soo-Yong


  7. Su-Yong


  8. Kim Jong-un

    Kim Jong-un

    Himself (archive footage)

Full Cast & Crew

Under the Sun
Under the Sun

Original Title Im Strahl der Sonne

Status Released

Original Language German

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