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Great Man and Cinema

USA, 2009 (MIFF 2010, States of Dissent)

Director: Jim Finn

A modern-day faux propaganda film made in the style of North Korea's nationalistic Juche cinema.

D/P/S Jim Finn L Korean w/English subtitles TD betacamsp/2009

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