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North Korea: Rogen, Franco film shows ‘desperation’ of American society

- The Washington Times - Sunday, June 22, 2014

A spokesman for North Korean leader Kim Jong-un said Friday that the Hollywood comedy with Seth Rogen and James Franco that shows the autocrat's fake assassination is indicative of American society's "desperation."

"The Interview," set to premiere in the United States this October, is about two celebrity journalists who land an interview with Kim, which prompts the CIA to recruit the two as assassins.

Kim's spokesman said, however, that the dictator, portrayed by Korean-American actor Randall Park, would most likely watch the film, The Telegraph reported.

"There is a special irony in this storyline as it shows the desperation of the U.S. government and American society," said Kim Myong-chol, executive director of The Centre for North Korea-US Peace and an unofficial spokesman for the regime in Pyongyang, The Telegraph reported.

"A film about the assassination of a foreign leader mirrors what the U.S. has done in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Ukraine," he said. "And let us not forget who killed Kennedy – Americans.

"In fact, President Obama should be careful in case the U.S. military wants to kill him as well," he said, adding that he thinks British films are better than American films and are more realistic.

"James Bond is a good character, and those films are much more enjoyable," he told The Telegraph.

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