Roh gives Kim drama DVDs (1)

1 Name: Unverified Source : 2007-10-04 18:16 ID:cZp+Y3sQ

Yuichiro Nakamura Yomiuri Shimbun Correspondent

North Korea's film-fiend leader Kim Jong Il received DVDs of popular South Korean dramas Wednesday from his South Korean counterpart, Roh Moo-hyun, as a gift prior to their summit talks.

The collection of DVDs included "Dae Jang Geum," a serial costume drama about a female courtier-turned-physician in medieval Korea, and "Winter Sonata," a romantic drama, both of which were aired in Japan and were wildly popular.

Lee Young Ae, who played the title role for "Dae Jang Geum," is said to be Kim's favorite actress. Kim reportedly thanked the South Korean president for the gift of DVDs, which also included South Korean films.

Roh also gave Kim a lacquer folding screen inlaid with mother-of-pearl, a set of teacups with a pattern of mukuge (Rose of Sharon) flowers and tea harvested on the southern island of Jeju.
(Oct. 4, 2007

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