February 29, 2024

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Jason Bechervaise

Dr. Jason Bechervaise is a film critic and professor of Korean film based in Seoul.

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Beyond cardboard characters: The evolution of North Korean defectors on screen

Beyond cardboard characters: The evolution of North Korean defectors on screen

Hit shows like ‘Squid Game’ and ‘Money Heist’ show how ROK film and TV has moved past anti-communist tropes of the past

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Jason Bechervaise April 24, 2023
North Korea on the silver screen: How South Korean films portray the DPRK

North Korea on the silver screen: How South Korean films portray the DPRK

Depictions of the rival state have evolved over the decades along with changes in the ROK’s politics and film industry

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