The late Kim Jong-il — Movie producer and film buff
The Internet is teeming with remembrances of North Korea’s recently departed Dear Leader. They run the gamut from the weirdly hysterical to the geopolitical, but here at SUNfiltered we’re mainly concerned with the dictator’s cinematic legacy. He was a big film buff, but he also dabbled in producing. His greatest achievement had to be the monster movie PULGASARI. He definitely had his own unique style of getting a movie made. We don’t like to speak ill of the dead, but North Korea’s future supreme leader kidnapped South Korean director Shin Sang-Ok, along with his wife, actress Choe Un-Hee, and forced them to make this little bit of cinema history. Take that, Harvey Weinstein.
Despite his power moves behind the camera, Kim Jong-il’s most memorable contributions to the moving image will have to be the epic parodies on shows such as South Park and The Simpsons. Check out the best of the best here and let us know if you find any more floating around the Internet.