(photo: 2004 Paramount Pictures)
The North Korean embassy in Prague is trying to pressure Czech authorities to ban the satirical movie Team America: World Police. The movie makes fun of absolutely everybody possible: Americans, terrorists, left, righ, hawks, doves, members of the human race, generally. All come out looking completely idiotic, so it's not surprising that Kim Jong-il doesn't come off looking too great either. This situation is unacceptable to Pyongyang, says the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in this online article. Excerpt:
The main villain in Team America is North Korean dictator Kim Jong-il, who is shown in the movie shooting his translator in the head and feeding former United Nations weapons inspector Hans Blix to a tank of sharks.
Aided by vacuous Hollywood stars, Jong-il plans to carry out an attack with weapons of mass destruction that will result in damage that is "9/11 times 2,356."
"Such behavior is not part of our country's political culture," the North Korean diplomat added. "Therefore, we want the film to be banned."
However, the Czech Foreign Ministry said people would continue to be allowed to see the film, which had its Czech premiere on Feb. 3.
"We told them it's an unrealistic wish," ministry spokesman Vit Kolar said. "Obviously, it's absurd to demand that in a democratic country."
First posted at North Korea zone.