Morten Traavik, Ugis Olte, 98 min
Norway, Latvia, 2016
Laibach on tour to North Korea! Go behind the walls with the Slovenian industrial group, when they as the first western band ever perform a concert in the hermetically sealed country.
Believe it or not, but they also have parties in North Korea. And any party needs music. But when you are the world's leading dictatorship and would like to invite a Western band to play in the country for the first time, how do you do this without losing face? You invite Laibach! The Slovenian avantgarde industrial band, which with its hard-hitting march songs and completely totalitarian aesthetics has provoked both right and left. A perfect choice to celebrate the regime's national holiday – apart from the fact that Laibach's totalitarian style is also bold satire. But they do travel to North Korea – facilitated by the Norwegian provocateur and North Korea expert Morten Traavik, who has directed the film about the band's journey to the hermetically sealed country. Morten juggles his dual role as tour manager and director of his own film in a country, which – it can safely be said – is not particularly keen on foreign influence. 'Liberation Day' is a fast-paced, thrilling and hilarious look at one of the rare meetings between North Korea and the West.
|Director:||Morten Traavik, Ugis Olte|
|Original Title:||Liberation Day|
|Running time:||98 min|
|Dialogue:||English, Korean, Norwegian, Slovenian|
|Tags:||Sound & Vision Music|
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