Under the Sun

2016 • 109 minutes
29 reviews
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"My father says that Korea is the most beautiful country... Korea is the land of the rising sun," says eight-year-old schoolgirl Zin-mi. Despite continuous interference by government handlers, director Vitaly Mansky still managed to document life in Pyongyang, North Korea in this fascinating portrait of one girl and her parents in the year as she prepares to join the Korean Children's Union on the 'Day Of The Shining Star' (Kim Jong-Il's birthday). As the family receives instruction on how to be the ideal patriots, Mansky's watchful camera capture details from comrades struggling to stay awake during an official event to Zin-mi's tears at a particularly grueling dance lesson.
29 reviews
Osmanas Mazurinas
August 1, 2022
This Movie Shows How North Korea Is The Worst Country/Place On Earth What An Propoganda Acting Even Family Dinner Was Fake So Dark And Depressing Capital City And Small Children That Don't Even Have Childhood Learning That They Are The Best In The World It's So Stupid And Funny And This Film Is Made From Russia Oh Another Communist Dictator State No Wonder Communists Love Expose Each Other 1 Think What I'm Like About Koreans That They Are Respectfull Even Children Helping Each Other
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Micah Cowan
March 23, 2017
Slow as hell, with very little substance. Mostly focused on how much of it had been staged by the authorities, than on anything approaching the claimed coverage of a girl's real life. Should be half as long.
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Shawn Patrick Orejola
October 27, 2016
But I was so shocked to see this movie on Google Play. Can't wait to see it!
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