Unfortunate Brothers: Korea’s Reunification Dilemma
‘Even though I live in South Korea, my heart is in North Korea. The North Koreans are not strangers, but my brethren’. These words spoken by Mr. Lee, the film’s main character, reveal an internal conflict in the national psyche of the Korean people. Shot over the course of three years, Unfortunate Brothers: Korea’s Reunification Dilemma seeks to explore reunification issues by following Mr. Lee, a North Korean defector trying to adjust to life in his newly adopted South Korean homeland. Through Mr. Lee’s intensely personal account of his journey from North Korea, as well as expert interviews, the film tries to unravel the riddle of Korean unification and promote deeper understanding of two countries many of us know little about.