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Documentary Glimpses at the North Korean Film Industry

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A North Korean Actor films a scene in Director, Pyo Hang's latest film. (Photo: Lynn Lee)

It's safe to say that the late North Korean leader Kim Jong-il was a film fanatic.

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His favorite actress was Elizabeth Taylor, he once said. His favorite actor, Sean Connery.

And when he died, it's rumored that he left behind one of the largest film collections in the world.

He also left behind a thriving movie industry.

Singaporean director Lynn Lee was able to briefly get behind the scenes at the elite Pyongyang Film School where she says it's almost as if the late Kim Jong-il were still directing.

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