Lunch break: Kim Jong Il’s counterfeit Godzilla

at 12:49 PM ET, 12/20/2011

The late North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il was said to be a massive movie buff — so much so that, back in 1978, he ordered the kidnapping of South Korean director Shin Sang Ok to help nurture North Korea’s film industry. Shin later produced this low-budget Godzilla rip-off, titled “Pulgasari,” about a doll made of rice that becomes a giant metal-eating monster. The surreal results can be watched here:

 
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