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A State of Mind (2004)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 2004 (UK)
A British documentary that follows two young North Korean girls as they prepare for the Mass Games, the world's largest choreographed gymnastics performance.

Director:

Daniel Gordon

Writer:

Daniel Gordon

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Cast

Cast overview:
Daniel Gordon Daniel Gordon ... Himself - Narrator (voice)
Hyon Sun Pak Hyon Sun Pak ... Herself - Gymnast
Song Yun Kim Song Yun Kim ... Herself - Gymnast
Jong-Il Kim ... Himself - Supreme Leader, North Korea (archive footage) (as Jong-il Kim)
Jong Ho Kim Jong Ho Kim ... Himself - Mass Games Organizer
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A British documentary that follows two young North Korean girls as they prepare for the Mass Games, the world's largest choreographed gymnastics performance.

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Genres:

Documentary

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Details

Official Sites:

BBC Four [UK] | Official site [UK]

Country:

UK

Language:

English | Korean

Release Date:

2004 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Die jungen Tänzerinnen aus Pjöngjang See more »

Filming Locations:

Pyongyang, North Korea

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,515, 14 August 2005, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$41,468, 13 November 2005
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Company Credits

Production Co:

VeryMuchSo Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Color:

Color
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Alternate Versions

Italian version of this title (broadcast on TV channel "Cult") has a different soundtrack during the ending exhibition. See more »

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Excellent film - ignore the previous review
24 January 2012 | by freja-274-48002See all my reviews

The previous reviewer has simply bought into the US propaganda against the DPRK. Obviously it's not a rich or particularly successful country, but the family is living a completely normal life for Pyongyang. I have visited there several times and can vouch for it. This is a working class family in the capital - nothing more, nothing less. Note how they compensate for lack of water at times, by storing water in the bathtub and how the commentator explains the rationing of foods. There is no glossing over at all. The only point I thought rang a bit false was the school trip to Mount Paekdu, which "happened" to include the two heroines of the film even though they were not in the same year, and the younger was a very mediocre student according to her own teacher. That was probably arranged to organize some nice footage and a neutral topic.


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