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North Koreans Can Watch Movies for a Week

Kim Jong Il is such a junkie for Hollywood (his rumored favorites: James Bond, Daffy Duck, and slasher movies) that not even his own paranoia and instinct to restrict and repress can compete. The Pyongyang International Film Festival is this week. As the Herald Tribune reports: "In normal circumstances,..


Kim Jong Il is such a junkie for Hollywood (his rumored favorites: James Bond, Daffy Duck, and slasher movies) that not even his own paranoia and instinct to restrict and repress can compete. The Pyongyang International Film Festival is this week.As the Herald Tribune reports: "In normal circumstances, North Koreans can be thrown in jail for watching unauthorized foreign movies. But during the 10-day festivals, they have been able to watch movies like Bend it Like Beckham and Whale Rider, which is a far cry from the home-grown products that are heavily steeped in the state's communist ideology."Thanks Jamie.
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