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War of Art (2019)

Artists from across the Western world visit North Korea to take part in a "cultural exchange" - with varying degrees of success and failure.

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Tommy Gulliksen
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Credited cast:
Matthias Scherwenikas Matthias Scherwenikas ... Narrator (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Cathie Boyd Cathie Boyd ... Self
Chol-Hak Ham Chol-Hak Ham ... Self - Koordinator
Kyong-Chol Kim Kyong-Chol Kim ... Self - Koordinator
Won-Gyun Kim Won-Gyun Kim ... Self - Musikhochschule
Nik Nowak Nik Nowak ... Self
Henrik Placht Henrik Placht ... Self
Yong-Man Ri Yong-Man Ri ... Self - Chefkoordinator
Quentin Shih Quentin Shih ... Self
Jean-Emmanuel Simoulin Jean-Emmanuel Simoulin ... Self (as Jean Valnoir)
Morten Traavik Morten Traavik ... Self
So-Hyun Yun So-Hyun Yun ... Self - Koordinatorin
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Artists from across the Western world visit North Korea to take part in a "cultural exchange" - with varying degrees of success and failure.

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A fascinating documentary.

A group of artists travel to North Korea on a cultural exchange. Some seem to want to disrupt the country's rigid patterns, while others want to simply exchange cultures. Some of the artists (such as the French one who writes in his own blood) are so pretentious that they can hardly be called artists. As authoritarian as North Korea is, its people do have a point when they said that the German man's work wasn't really art to them. The most interesting artist was indeed the Chinese photographer, not just because of his culture but because of his use of light and colour in his photography. He also had interesting discussions with the locals about culture and politics. The theater designer also brought out the true feelings of the North Korean people, but with care and sympathy. I recommend it, but I warn you that some of these visiting artists are pretentious.


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Official Sites:

Norwegian Film Institute

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Norway | Germany

Language:

German | English | Korean

Release Date:

6 June 2019 (Germany) See more »

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NOK6,003,670 (estimated)
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16 : 9
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