Korean entertainment industry keeps a close eye on the street dance confrontation between "38th parallel" and "Korean soldiers" in Panmunjom.

    Our special correspondent definitely floats.

    Not long ago, a video was widely circulated on the Internet: the Korean and Korean defenders stationed in Panmunjom actually danced street dance on the 38th parallel! After careful reading, I realized that this was an MV shot by an idol group in South Korea. This video set off an upsurge in South Korea. It seems that the Korean entertainment industry is in the ascendant to talk about North-South relations.

    "Korean soldiers" street dance confrontation

    In the joint security area of South Korea and North Korea in Panmunjom, Korean and Korean soldiers stood still, and music came from somewhere. The soldiers of the two sides suddenly jumped up in street dance and started a contest with dance. Finally, the soldiers of both sides shook hands and made peace and danced happily together. At this time, the officers of both sides arrived, and the soldiers immediately resumed their attention posture, and the tension once again enveloped Panmunjom.

    This "Panmunjom Street Dance" is certainly not true, but the work of B-Boy, the top Korean group. The video was created three years ago. After it was recently uploaded on Youtube, it recorded 300,000 hits and attracted many netizens’ comments: "If only this really happened." "This is the way to bring the world to peace." ……

    Jin Xiaogen, who plays a North Korean soldier in the MV, said, "Overseas audiences really think that it is a short film jointly produced by North Korea and South Korea. Many people regard me as a North Korean." In fact, the film is a funny video that imitates the large-scale Joint Security Area JSA, which reflects the relationship between North and South. It was shot on the location of the "Communist" film in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea, and military uniforms and boots were borrowed. The producers hope to show a peaceful world where dance can communicate.

    "North and South Films" are mixed.

    This is not the first time that the Korean entertainment industry has drafted JSA. In 2005, Son Ye Jin, a pure Korean girl, was invited to shoot a public service advertisement promoting the reunification of the North and the South. She deliberately imitated Lee Byunghun’s Korean soldier’s modeling in JSA, which made her look hilarious.

    In fact, since the rise of the "Korean Wave" in the film industry in the 1990s, there have been countless films about North-South relations in South Korea, and many films with similar themes have won excellent box office and reputation every year. The representative work of the new Korean film "Life and Death", which most domestic audiences first came into contact with, is a typical example. The film runs through the plot with kissing fish, which means that South Korea and North Korea should be in love with each other. This spy war film won the domestic box office champion in Korea in 1999.

    In 2000, Park Chan-wook, recognized as the most creative young director in contemporary Korea, filmed JSA. With the help of film, Park Chan-wook issued "This is the same root, why is it too urgent to fry each other?" The sad cry. According to the market survey in 2004, among the top five domestic box office lists in South Korea at that time, four films were all about North-South relations, and the top-ranked "Flying Taiji Flag" attracted more than 11 million viewers to enter the cinema.

    Of course, similar to the swarm of costume blockbusters in China, South Korea’s "North-South films" are inevitably mixed. There are both works with good box office reputation such as Korean Peninsula and Shiwei Island, and there are also failures such as Typhoon, which have made people stunned after being released.

    Funny and the Road of Love

    In recent years, Korean filmmakers have found a new way to put the heavy theme of North-South relations in a funny coat: the blockbuster comedies such as Heavenly Army, North Korean spy girl and North Korean man in South Korea are the new products of this period. In 2007, the comedy "Meeting Square" also made a good box office. The film describes a small village that is like a family, which was split in two by the war. The relatives who separated the two places could not see each other for a long time. After 30 years, they came up with the idea of gathering in the tunnel under the cover of night.

    In addition to being funny, the "North-South Film" also has love to save the scene. South of the Border, released in 2006, tells the story of a couple’s joys and sorrows under the background of the great era. It is also widely praised in South Korea, and I believe followers will flock to it soon.

    In the hearts of the people of Korea and North Korea, there is a scar separated by history, so the films with the theme of North and South will become a dazzling color in the Korean film industry. No matter where North-South relations go in the future, they are willing to laugh and forget their enmity in entertainment.

Editor: Wang Xu