Under the Sun (Im Strahl der Sonne) 4 years old

Under the Sun

Over the course of one year, this film follows the life of an ordinary Pyongyang family whose daughter was chosen to take part in Day of the Shining Star (Kim Jong-il's birthday) celebration. While North Korean government wanted a propaganda film, the director kept on filming between the scripted scenes. The ritualized explosions of color and joy contrast sharply with pale everyday reality, which is not particularly terrible, but rather quite surreal.


All Cast

Name Character
Kim Jong-un He was 33, now 38 years old as Himself (archive footage)


Name Department
Filip Remunda as Producer. He was 42 (now 47) years old Production
Vít Klusák as Producer. He was 35 (now 40) years old Production
Under the Sun poster
Under the Sun (4 years)

  • Release day: Thursday, March 10, 2016
  • Runtime: 106 minutes