Hating G.l.s Is Child's Play

Young Nam, a North Korean preschooler, has a problem: he cannot bring himself to shoot at American G.I. target dummies during kindergarten practice. He loses sleep at nap time, brooding over his failure. Nam has every reason to learn to kill the Yankees, his teacher tells him, since they force South Korean children to become homeless street hucksters.

Happily, the remedy to his dilemma comes to Nam in a dream: a blue-eyed American sergeant breaks into a bucolic toy community and despoils the place. Animal figurines and little children drive out the invader. So inspired is Nam that he rushes out to...

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