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Release Date: March 19, 2010Running Time: 75 mins.
MPAA Rating: NoneBox Office: $2,820.00
Genre: Documentary

Kang Chol-hwan
Shin Dong-hyuk
Lee Shin
Byeon Ok-soon

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North Korea is one of the world's most isolated nations. For sixty years, North Koreans have been governed by a totalitarian regime that controls all information entering and leaving the country. A cult of personality surrounds its two recent leaders: first, Kim Il Sung, and now his son, Kim Jong Il. For Kim Jong Il's 46th birthday, a hybrid red begonia named Kimjongilia was created, symbolizing wisdom, love, justice, and peace. The film draws its name from the rarefied flower and reveals the extraordinary stories told by survivors of North Korea's vast prison camps, of devastating famine, and of every kind of repression. All of the interviews featured took place in South Korea, where the de... Full Summary >>