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“Ruthless” Kim Jong-il Subject of a U.S. Animated Film

“Ruthless” Kim Jong-il Subject of a U.S. Animated Film

Posted October. 03, 2004 22:05,   


A U.S. animated film is featuring North Korean leader Kim Jong-il as a ruthless dictator. The movie, “Team America: World Police,” which satirizes Kim and his weapons of mass destruction (WMD), is set to premier on October 15 in U.S. theaters nationwide.

The movie, directed by the famous animation film director Trey Parker, satirizes President George W. Bush and his war on terrorism. The synopsis is about a secret task force called “Team America” organized to maintain world peace. The secret task force obstructs the spread of WMD, even attacking Kim Il-sung`s palace in Pyongyang after finding out about a WMD-dealing network led by Kim.

In this Paramount movie, Kim, dressed in a Mao jacket, is portrayed as a dictator, shouting, “I’m going to rule the world” in a queer English accent.

Dong-Won Kim daviskim@donga.com