[LA TIMES] Why South Korean filmmakers would never make movie like ‘The Interview’

December 26, 2014
Scenes from "The Interview."

Scenes from “The Interview.”

[LOS ANGELES TIMES] – Even with South Korea’s robust film industry, there have been no notable cases of the North’s leadership being depicted in a film. The bloody scene in Sony Pictures Entertainment’s movie “The Interview,” in which it appears that the head of an actor playing North Korean leader Kim Jong Un blows up, would never happen in South Korea, film experts say.

North Korean leaders like Kim Jong Un are rarely depicted, much less mocked, in South Korean pop culture — and not just because of potential backlash.  [READ MORE]