The always entertaining North Korean propaganda apparatus has this to say about Seth Rogen’s and James Franco’s forthcoming “The Interview,” a movie that is apparently about a fictional attempt to assassinate North Korean, er, supreme leader Kim Jong Un:
The enemies have gone beyond the tolerance limit in their despicable moves to dare hurt the dignity of the supreme leadership of DPRK.
A preview of a film on insulting and assassinating the supreme leadership of DPRK is floating in broad daylight in the U.S., a kingpin of international terrorism and its cesspool, shocking the world community.
The U.S. has gone reckless in such provocative hysteria as to bribe a rogue film-maker into daring to hurt the dignity of the supreme leadership of DPRK. This act of not fearing any punishment from Heaven is touching off the towering hatred and wrath of the service personnel and people of DPRK.
The above-said practice is, however, a revelation of its fear, as it is taken aback by the bright and rosy future of DPRK under the leadership of the peerless great man and a last-ditch effort of those who are seized by a daydream.
Absolutely intolerable is the distribution of such a film in the U.S., as it is the most undisguised terrorism and an act of war to deprive the service personnel and people of DPRK of their mental mainstay and bring down its social system.
The dignified and worthwhile life that the Korean people enjoy at present and the great changes taking place in the country, as well as everything valuable that will belong to the rosy future when the dreams and ideals of the people will come true, would be unthinkable apart from the supreme leadership of DPRK.
That is why they regard the supreme leadership as dearer than their own lives.
It is their firm determination to mercilessly destroy anyone who dares hurt or attack the supreme leadership of the country even a bit.
Those who defamed our supreme leadership and committed hostile acts against DPRK can never escape the stern punishment to be meted out according to law, wherever they might be in the world.
If the U.S. administration connives at and patronizes the screening of the film, it will invite a strong and merciless countermeasure.
The letter was submitted to the U.N. secretary general, with this (unfortunately slightly saner-sounding) cover letter:
I have the honour to transmit herewith a copy of the statement released by the spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea with regard to a film made in the United States of America whose plot involves insulting and assassinating the supreme leadership of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (see annex).
To allow the production and distribution of such a film on the assassination of an incumbent Head of a sovereign State should be regarded as the most undisguised sponsoring of terrorism as well as an act of war.
The United States authorities should take immediate and appropriate actions to ban the production and distribution of the aforementioned film; otherwise, it will be fully responsible for encouraging and sponsoring terrorism.
I should be grateful if you would have the present letter and its annex circulated as a document of the General Assembly, under agenda item 110, and of the Security Council.
I quote the material on the U.N. site, so I assume this is authentic, rather than an inspired publicity ploy for the movie. If I were the studio, though, I would definitely include quotes from the letter in ads for the movie.
Thanks to Marty Schwimmer for the pointer.