Madame B, histoire d'une Nord-Coréenne
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Madame B, histoire d'une Nord-Coréenne

by Jero Yun

Secondary title
Mrs. B., a North Korean woman
Country / Year
France, South Korea / 2016
Duration
71 Min.
Languages
Korean
Chinese
Subtitles
EnglishEnglish
GermanGerman
Genre
DOC: Social & Human Interest
Tags
Migration
Documentary
Portrait
Road Movie
Direction
Jero Yun

In order to increase her income and take better care of her family, Madame B sets off on the arduous journey from North Korea to China – where her smugglers sell her to a Chinese farmer. Keen to survive, Madame B not only adjusts to life with her new husband and family, she also learns to love them. While in China, she sets up her own smuggling ring to help North Korean families flee to South Korea. Torn between her simple but secure life in China and the desire to see her sons again, Madame B decides to set off on a second adventurous journey. Upon arrival in South Korea, she is, however, left bitterly disappointed. Director Jero Yun accompanied Madame B over the course of several years and fashions a fascinating portrait of a woman who is as courageous as she is strong.

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