»We just saw Hana, dul, sed ... last night at the Asian Film Festival. The audience loved it! What an interesting way of seeing North Korean lives, even out of the corner of our eye. The profiles of the four footballers were so intimate and we got to know them so well. Did Mi Ai ever find someone? Who cares if it's a man or woman, as long as they appreciate what a great person she is.

How were you able to obtain permission from the »General« to film so extensively? Pyongyang looks like OZ – and even if it is a Potemkin city of huge empty buildings, it shows that North Korea has »risen from the ashes« after the US carpet bombing 50 years ago. Thanks for making such a great movie ...«

Festival-Besucherin, San Francisco 2010