North Korea in Japanese Cinema since 1990

Aaron Gerow gerowaaron
Wed Jun 6 19:41:30 EDT 2007

On 2007.6.7, at 08:15  AM, James Simpson wrote:

> Regarding Aegis, as far as I was aware, weren't the bad guys basically 
> Chinese, rather than North Korean?

They are definitely North Korean in the original novel, although the 
story has them splitting from the current regime. The movie removes the 
name "North Korea," but still uses some Korean actors (particularly for 
the sister of Yunfa). None of the writings I have read on the film 
reads them as Chinese.

Aaron Gerow
Film Studies and East Asian Languages and Literatures
Yale University

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