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A Feature film by Claude Lanzmann

Produced by Margo Cinéma

Production year : 2017

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Production and distribution (4)

Executive Producer :

Margo Cinéma

Film exports/foreign sales :

Orange Studio

Co-production :

Orange Studio

French distribution :

Paname Distribution


Napalm is the story of the breathtaking and brief encounter, in 1958, between a French member of the first Western European delegation officially invited to North Korea after the devastating Korean war (4 million civilians killed) and a nurse working for the Korean Red Cross hospital, in Pyongyang, capital of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. Nurse Kim Kun Sun and the French delegate had only one word in common, that both could understand: “Napalm”, hence the title. Claude Lanzmann returned to Korea without the permission to film and each take represents an extraordinary victory over the permanent control of the regime’s political police, who discovered the real reasons for his return, sixty years later, to the peninsula of this extreme North.

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Full credits (5)

Executive Producer :

François Margolin

Sound Recordist :

Camille Lotteau

Editor :

Chantal Hymans

Director of photography :

Caroline Champetier

Press Attaché (film) :

Michel Burstein

Technical details

Feature film

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Nationality :

100% French (France)

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Runtime :

1 h 40 min

Current status :

Upcoming release

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