South Korea: Land of the Free(bies)

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  1. eden says:

    I’d love to see that film as soon as it comes out internationally. Hehe I’m really curious how people in N.Korea live.

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  3. AzureWolf says:

    I think I could not watch such a depressing movie, haha. Cool that you got a free screening to it though!

  4. Beena says:

    Wow. The items there are quite expensive.. Popcorn for about 175 pesos O_O

    I love watching films that depict the past/history.. ^_^ I hope they do show this in here >_< Or I’ll be forced to download it..

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  5. jehan says:

    there was this hour-long documentary film done by british mediamen on north korea which i fortunately saw on a cable channel.. — a family is provided with (one or two-bedroom) apartment, provided with a tv where channels are only about the north korean gov’t. (tv viewing time is also controlled), children go to school early and study really hard– thinking that they are doing those to please their president…

    like what you said, south korean children are really so lucky compared to north korean children. and still, many people complain about what they dont have rather than being thankful with what they have…

    i could never imagine myself living in such conditions.. life must be respected and people must be allowed to live according to their will…

  6. Betchay says:

    @eden, AzureWolf >> it’s depressing… i think they should change the ending

    @Beena >> you are such a smart girl… when I was your age, my friends thought I was weird for liking history and old stuff

    @jehan >> i’d seen that documentary… those are “model” citizens… living really good lives in north korea…

  7. Kyung says:

    Well When I saw the movie I was touched. And I feel that we as the WHOLE world need to fix this HUGE problem. totalitarianism Is not a pretty thing. The North korean army itself doesn’t even know about the advancement in technology outside. While we the USA is converting from Digital to HD in around 3-4 months the people of North korea is facinated by static “full” Digital TV (and terrible ones at that). All sorts technology that exercises freedom of speech etc. are banned such as PC’s Cameras and so on and so forth. This move shows even that a Pencil sharpener is a precious device.
    As I have proved my point it is a dificult place to live. China can’t even be compared to N. Korea.

  8. blanca says:

    you’re very lucky to see this movie Crossing! i’d like to see this when it comes on dvd with subs of course. i’m just starting to learn Korean language slow but sure! this is unrelated to Crossing but how do you like living in Korea as a Pilipina (i’m pinay also) as i’m truly interested in living & working there someday! pls if you don’t mind sharing the experience just briefly i’d appreciate it! take care (ingat)

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  10. rikter says:

    i saw the’s reality..moving!! it’s a film that would make you realized and appreciate your existence..lets count our blessings,live a simple life so others may simply live.

  11. Yuri says:

    I’m a big fan of Asian (particularly Korean) cinema.
    I’ve heard about the film a long time ago, and I badly want to see it. But I guess it’s not available in the Philippines.If you have a copy of the film, please, please, do contact me through my e-mail. Thanks!

  12. Lira says:

    I loved the movie, although sometimes I think there might have been some sort of exaggeration, I don’t know. One of my relatives works for an NGO and goes there almost every month for a volunteer work, and she said it is not the way western media pictures it for us. One thing about the movie is that it is made in a perfectly “Korean way” that is very or even too dramatic, without a sign of happy ending, so that everybody has to die at the end. But i liked the main caracter play and i think the boy play was also great!

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