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North Korea Commemorates 6th Anniversary of Kim Jong-il’s Death

Many North Koreans marched up Pyongyang’s Mansu Hill Grand Monument bearing flowers on Sunday as the country marked the sixth anniversary of the death of its late leader and father of Kim Jong-un, Kim Jong-il.

Civilians as well as soldiers paid their respects at Mansu Hill Grand Monument, where the large bronze statue of Kim Jong-il stands alongside his father and the nation’s founder, Kim Il-sung, who is also regarded as North Korea’s “eternal president”.

Smuggled Secret Recordings Reveal Another Side to Kim Jong-il

North Korea’s former leader Kim Jong-il spoke some harsh criticisms against his own people during his dictatorial rule, recently uncovered private recordings revealed.

Kim Jong-un’s dad allegedly criticized his own citizens and openly mocked himself and North Korean films in secret recordings smuggled by kidnapped South Korean filmmakers who had escaped to the U.S. in 1985.

Meet the Korean Power Couple Who Was Kidnapped By Their Biggest Fan, Kim Jong-il

Director and Producer Shin Sang-ok and his wife, actress Choi Eun-hee, were the ultimate power couple in the South Korean film industry during the 60’s and the 70’s.

Upon establishing Shin Film, the pair went on to produce several acclaimed films through the 1960s which garnered international recognition for South Korea at various film festivals.