Analysis Of The Movie ' South Korean ' Essays

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The 2010’s, in contrast, are a period of analyses of the thematic elements in the films as well as stronger focus on the sociological aspects, such as national identity, that were highlighted within the films. After a decade, South Korea’s attempts to thaw their relationship with the North and attempts at inter-Korean cooperation (including joint-cooperation economic zones where South Korean companies would employ North Koreans to boost North Korea’s crippled economy) would begin to reflect in these sources. At this point, scholars such as Kyung Hyun Kim argue that there is less ambiguity toward the North, stating that South Koreans have become increasingly more sympathetic to the plight of North Korean people. Youngmin Choe exemplifies this by chronicling blockbuster films from 1999-2009 arguing that “with each successive film, restrictions on engaging with the subject of North Korea and North Koreans eased under new political climates.” Furthermore, a new trend arose in the 2010s: instead of looking at the Korean conflict as a struggle solely between Koreans, academics, including Daniel Martin’s article “South Korea’s Post War Pain” and Kyung Hyun Kim in Virtual Hallyu begin to explore the role of outsiders (namely the United States) in the conflict, and how South Korean resentment has shifted from a hatred of North Korean political doctrine to a resentment toward US involvement in the division of the Korean peninsula in the first place. Academic shifts in analyses of…

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