Not essentially a DPRK film related story, but the sheer bizarre nature of how WCW wrestling ended up performing a show in North Korea shortly after the death of Kim Il-Sung is definitely worth a post.
The above video shows a virtually silent crowd of 320,000 North Koreans packed into the Pyongyang’s May Day stadium to see the spandex clad wrestlers go at it. I wonder what the North Korean’s perception of whether the action is “fake” or not was.
Read a great article about how the event came about here. It also mentions the legendary Korean wrestler Rikidōzan who is reportedly revered in North Korea.
Bizarre. Just plain bizarre.