Visiting North Korea | DW Documentary

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  • Published on:  Friday, December 29, 2017
  • Few tourists manage to peek behind the iron curtain of North Korea's dictatorship. But the journalist Luca Faccio managed to visit Kim Jong Un's regime.

    Anyone venturing behind the world’s last Iron Curtain into North Korea will experience a very different country to the one we know only through the usual images of rocket launches and mass rallies. The country is ruled by the dictator Kim Jong Un, whom the people worship - or are made to worship - as a god-like father figure. Little is known about daily life in North Korea, because all images that reach the outside world have been censored by the government. Visitors rarely see evidence of oppression, enforced conformity and starvation in the rural population. Still, journalist Luca Faccio is able to offer some interesting insights into the isolated country - although, of course, government watchdogs are on his heels everywhere he goes.

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  • stan broniszewski

    stan broniszewski

     10 minutes ago

    North Korea has so much potential, if only that scumbag leader & his family to succeed him were eliminated.

  • seriouslyfunny11


     14 hours ago

    "as a tourist I paid 3 times the price (in a taxi) but that would happen in...New York too."

    No it wouldnt lol. It's the same price for everyone.

  • Jared James

    Jared James

     16 hours ago

    They would be wiped off the face of the earth if they even tried to mess with the US for real. I hope for peace ultimately

  • Patrick Luy

    Patrick Luy

     17 hours ago

    North Koreans are way more gifted and talented in acting than most of the Western Actors/Actresses.

  • Francis


     18 hours ago

    a normal people!? yeah if you idea of a people's normality is being a bunch of brainwashed sycophants who literally worship their tyrant, sadist, psychopathic, criminal dictator as some sort of secular god, then yes, they are very normal.

  • naty 91

    naty 91


    How can that minny toy cost 115200 corean won, if they earn maximum 5 usd per month? There is surely a mistake..

  • aryan clair

    aryan clair


    So beautiful country

  • Christopher Sica zz

    Christopher Sica zz


    Why don't they revolt

  • Christopher Sica zz

    Christopher Sica zz

     yesterday +1

    Looks like some ppl live ok but I'd say alot ppl aren't having so much fun there

  • Leap Luy

    Leap Luy


    I see capitalism in authoritarianism

  • robin ghimire

    robin ghimire

     2 days ago

    "when you're so happy you could die" when playing football
    i can feel it !

  • Joe Famulari

    Joe Famulari

     2 days ago

    Middle class = government employees. No one else could shop in that supermarket. What a dreadful empty country.

  • Hisamullah Beg

    Hisamullah Beg

     2 days ago +2

    I do not understand, why Americans are in Korea, every human has a right to live the way he chooses.

  • Crusader Boy 9000

    Crusader Boy 9000

     3 days ago

    Is hard defeating a country with 6.000.000 soldiers and so much Equipment. And now some nukes.

  • deep u

    deep u

     4 days ago

    christians are the best converters

  • Okay Doomer

    Okay Doomer

     4 days ago

    The whole city looks staged

  • Charlotte Monger

    Charlotte Monger

     4 days ago

    12:33 what kind of riot?

  • big spoon

    big spoon

     4 days ago

    North Korea only needs to let Elton John perform.
    First half with an orchestra and the second half with his own band.

    He did it in the USSR in '79.
    12 years later the USSR was abolished.

    So in 2031 or so - the North Koreans will be liberated.

  • Peanut Brain

    Peanut Brain

     4 days ago

    Some day in 2099
    News! North Korea found a weight lost program North Korea will now be throwing bread and soup at citizens

  • M Vuletic

    M Vuletic

     4 days ago

    and the world does not give a shit, ww1 and 2 were fought for world freedom, why is this evil dictator allowed to reign,  north korea, isis, nato these are warcriminals