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Comrade Kim Goes Flying (2012)

A female coal miner in communist Korea aspires to be an acrobat in a circus.


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Cast overview:
Han Jong-sim ...
Comrade Kim Yong-Mi
Pak Chung-Guk ...
Pak Jang-Phil
Ri Yong-Ho ...
Commander Sok Gun
Kim Son-Nam ...
Yong Mi's Father
An Chang-Sun ...
Jang Phil's Mother
Ri Ik-Sung ...
Coalmine Manager
Kim Un-Yong ...
Trapeze Artist Ri Su-Yon
Ryu Gyong-Ok ...
Yong Mi's Mother
Han Mi-Ryong ...
Yong Mi as child
Kim Chol ...
Steel Foundry Foreman
Mun Dok-Min ...
'Oldest' at Steel Foundry
Sin Gwang-Song ...
'Youngest' at Steel Foundry
Han Kil-Myong ...
Yong Mi's Grandmother
Kim Song-Ran ...
Yong Mi's best friend


A female coal miner in communist Korea aspires to be an acrobat in a circus.

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Release Date:

10 February 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Open Air - Comrade Kim på Den Røde Plads  »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)

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(5.1 surround)


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1.85 : 1
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Oozing charm in the gallons
9 July 2013 | by (Israel) – See all my reviews

Yes it's often preachy, yes as others have mentioned it has moments of pure straightforward propaganda. But the story is told with so much real naiveté and the leading actress has so much charm, that it all works. The underlying humanity of it all simply wins you over. You may laugh at certain minutes as some lines reek of propaganda so much it's simply funny, and it still wouldn't hurt the overall effect. I think every viewer belonging to the human race will simply have to root for Yong-Mi on her road to fulfilling her childhood dream and becoming an acrobat. It makes sense that she wins the hearts of anyone trying to stand in her way, simply because she works her magic over the entire crowd too, you know that being in their place you wouldn't be able to resist the enthusiasm and drive of the coal miner who wanted to fly. As I said this has a lot to do with the leading actress, Han Jong-Sim, were she born anywhere else she'd be a global sensation by now or at least a well known star. As it is she's just one more reason to regret the fact that North Korea is practically disconnected from the entire world. A few good words must also be extended to her supporting cast some of these are doing very nice roles too, and to the triplet of directors who succeeded putting the whole thing together, I know I'll be waiting for more at least from the lovely Han Jong-Sim.

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