October 19, 2019
“Friendship movies”: Chinese characters in North Korean film
Despite fraternal relations, the Chinese are portrayed as rude, buffoonish, and uncivilized
The recent deterioration of North Korea-China relationships has been accompanied by an exchange of criticism which has surprised observers with its seemingly unprecedented hostility. Mutual diatribes by the decades-long political partners, who have accused each other of various transgressions, signify a radical turn in what for decades looked like an unbreakable alliance, glued together by