Sul Ji, exiled from North Korea 2 years ago, is a cheerful lady who is working at a flower shop. Using her experience of drawing propaganda paintings in North Korea, she paints walls for part-time work. Desperate Broadcast producer Shin Woong discovers her and tries to make a hit documentary about her, but she hesitates because she is worried about her family still in the North. Eventually, she decides to cooperate under the condition that she hides her identity.Edit Translation
Watched this movie while flying on a 10 hour flight. Well, the Korean movie section was quite small, but I was a bit intrigued when I read the synopsis for this. I'm a fan of anything related to North Korea and the country is always a mystery to me. Looking back at this movie, which I watched about 2 weeks ago, I remember missing the whole "escaping from North Korea" idea as imagining those situations and what those run-away people feel is what makes it so exciting. However, the directors of the film decided to focus on the art, on some of the minor insignificant characters. I didn't like the female lead at all, she seemed very dull and plain. The male lead was kind of boring and indifferent as well. The only thing that really drove me to the edge of my seat was the major plot twist in the movie *shhhh, no spoilers here*. Overall, I'll keep this review super short just because there are plenty of movies and interviews about North Korean refugees, their current life, their journey and experiences. This movie couldn't fulfill my wish to reflect all of the things mentioned before. Overall, definitely not worth your time, there are better movies out in the Korean film industry.