October 02, 2022

“Brothers”: the banned North Korean-Soviet film ruined by Juche politics

A jointly-produced movie, the first of its kind, showed just how strict the DPRK really was

Across the socialist world, joint cultural projects between Cold War allies were common. The aim of these projects was to facilitate cultural exchange and build comradely friendship, but, in reality, they never really went smoothly.

Despite all the rhetoric, which emphasized the similarity of cultural and ideological positions within the Soviet bloc, each nations' actual approaches to particular issues varied from country to country.