Film retains repute after 40 years

Date: 12/06/2019 | Source: Pyongyang Times | Read original version at source

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The Korean feature film "Unknown Heroes" (20 parts) is still popular among viewers now after the lapse of 40 years since its release.

The film, completed in 1981, remains a prototype spy film in the memory of the Korean people.

Set in the period of the Fatherland Liberation War (June 25, 1950-July 27, 1953), the film vividly depicted the sharp dramatic human relations, tight events and rich lyric atmosphere with compact scenario, direction, shooting, acting, narration and music.

It impressively shows the activities of prototype heroes who unhesitatingly devoted their youth and lives to the country.

The female leading part of the film was played by Kim Jong Hwa in her twenties, who had never acted in movies before. With this film she was recognized as a promising actress and, later, grew into a Kim Il Sung Prize winner and People's Artiste.

Kim Jong Hwa, now active as a teacher at Pyongyang University of Dramatic and Cinematic Arts, told KCNA:

My disciples would ask me how I could perform the leading part with brilliance at the film. Then I tell them that I made efforts only to truly represent the self-sacrificing spirit of a woman hero who held the destiny of the country dearer than her life.

Chairman Kim Jong Il initiated the production of this film with orchestra "Mind of Loyalty" as a theme and gave precious teachings on tens of occasions to complete the film into a masterpiece.

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