List of North Korean films

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This is chronological list of films produced in the country of North Korea which came into existence officially in September 1948. For earlier films of united Korea see List of Korean films of 1919–1948. For the films of South Korea (September 1948 to present) see List of South Korean films.

September 1948–1979[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
1949
My Home Village Kang Hong-sik First Kim Il-sung propaganda film[1]
1950
Announcing to the World
Righteous War
1951
Boy Partisans
1952
Again to the Front
1953
Scouts Chon Dong-min
1956
Never Can Live Like That
The Road of Happiness
1957
Orang Chon Riyong Gyu Yun Hak Su Kim, Hyo Gyong Dzo, Un Bong Che, Dzong Bok Mun, Sob Pak
1959
The Tale of 15 Children War movie
Love the Future
1963
The Spinner O Byong-cho
1965
Boidchi annun dchonson
1968
Sea of Blood Choe Ik-gyu
1970
Naega cadshun gil Seng In Chen Gil-sen Om, Hye-rim Song, Hak Pak, In-sun Hon, Hak-mag Mun Drama
1972
The Flower Girl Choe lk-gyu
Pak Hak
Winner of Prix Special at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival[2]
1976
Ichulsu omnym saram Ki Mo Jung Yae Yon Yung, Kyong Sun Yu, Tae Hyon Choe, In Hi U, Pyong Yun Kim Action
1978
Unsung Heroes James Joseph Dresnok multi-part serial, 1978–81
1979
Ummisadul sogese
An Jung-gun Shoots Ito Hirobumi Om Gil-son Presented at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival[3]

1980-1999[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
1982
On the Juche Idea Short film/Documentary
Wolmi Island Historical/War
A Forest is Swaying Yong-bok Jang Drama
1983
The Anti-Japanese Struggle
1984
The Emissary Who Did Not Return Shin Sang-ok Shin's first film in North Korea
Runaway Shin Sang-ok Considered by Shin to be his best North Korean film[4]
1985
Hae uh juh Unjeh ggah jee
Hong Kil Dong Kim Kil-in First North Korean entertainment film[5]
Pulgasari Shin Sang-ok
Salt Shin Sang-ok
Sarang sarang nae sarang Shin Sang-ok Eun-hie Choi
1986
Hong kil dong
Order no. 027 Ki Mo Jung,
Eung Suk Kim
Sung Chol Cha,
Jeong Woon Kim
Fighting
Sekunda na podvig Gil-sen Om, Eldor Urazbayev Andrei Martynov, Chhan-su Chve and Oleg Anofriev Adventure, War DPR Korea/Soviet Union co-production
Kangrung chonyowa Pyöngyang dzholmuni Yong Bok Chang Kuang Chun Ryu, Ryon-gu Nam and In-suk Ro
1987
A Broad Bellflower
My Happiness Young-Ho Kim Ock Heel Kim
1988
Ten Zan: The Ultimate Mission Ferdinando Baldi
Pak Jong-ju
Italian co-production.
Gandahar French co-production.
Utomlyonnoye solntse Nikita Orlov, San Bok Pak Elena Drobysheva, Chkhol Kim and Yuriy Kuznetsov DPR Korea/Soviet Union co-production.
1990
Bereg spaseniya
1993
Urban Girl Comes to Get Married Comedy/Drama
1994
Always Working Together for the People 'Documentary'
My Village at Sunset Norodom Sihanouk Norodom Sihamoni, San Chariya and Mam Kanika Drama Cambodia co-production
O Youth! Comedy 청춘이여!
1996
Quiet Front Line War
1997
Myself in the Distant Future Jang In-hak
1998
CyberMercs
1999
Chu uk sok eh Young won han ree ran

2000-2008[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
2000
Souls Protest Kim Chun-song
Marathon Runner Li Chju Ho Jong Song Ok Drama
2001
On the Green Carpet Rim Chang-bom
Welcome to Pyongyang Animal Park Yoon Chan
2002
The Blood Stained Route Map Phyo Kwang
Spirit of Korean Celadon Phyo Kwang
2003
Our Fragrance Jon Jong Pal
2005
They were common fighters (그들은 평범한 전사들이였다)
Empress Chung Nelson Shin
2006
Pyongyang Nalpharam Phyo Kwang
Maeng Cheol-min
The Schoolgirl's Diary Jang In-hak
2008
The Kites Flying in the Sky Phyo Kwang
Kim Hyon-chol
The Respected Comrade Supreme Commander Is Our Destiny documentary film[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Schönherr, Johannes (2007). "14. A Permanent State of War: A Short History of North Korean Cinema". In Matthew Edwards. Film Out of Bounds; Essays and Interviews on Non-Mainstream Cinema Worldwide. Jefferson, North Carolina, and London: McFarland & Company, Inc. p. 145. ISBN 978-0-7864-2970-7. 
  2. ^ Schönherr, p.162.
  3. ^ Schönherr, p.163.
  4. ^ Schönherr, p.168.
  5. ^ Schönherr, p.171.
  6. ^ "Documentary Film Screened", KCNA, August 23, 2008

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