... ned, tassot, yossot ...

by Brigitte Weich

Contemporary Lives

Doc, Italian Premiere, Second Film

(Austria / 2023 / 99’)


Five years after her film Hana, dul, sed... (2009), filmmaker Brigitte Weich returns to North Korea and talks with the women of the national soccer team about their sporting adventures and subsequent lives. The female athletes are strikingly candid as they speak about their families, friendships and their unconditional love for their country.
In addition to the former female soccer players, the film involves the female director of a television series about the team, made at the same time as Weich's first documentary. The documentary discreetly examines the structures of control in a dictatorship like North Korea, while adding depth to the often somewhat grotesque image of North Korea.