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Director Spike Lee received a six-minute standing ovation at the Cannes Film Festival after the premiere of the film.

One of the clips that director Spike Lee uses to open the film is from Gone with the Wind (1939). This movie is frequently cited as one of the greatest masterpieces of all time, but it is also controversial for its depiction of slave-holding white Americans as sympathetic, Afro-American slaves as servile and dim-witted, and its omission of common treatments of slaves, such as chaining and whipping.

During the Klan ceremony toward the end of the film, one of the Klansmen uses the phrase "Make America Great Again."

In an interview, Finnish actor Jasper Pääkkönen stated that his experience of witnessing racism daily while living in America as a teen helped him prepare for his role of a Klansman.

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burning - korea

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  • The scene in which the main characters talk at Jong-su's house was filmed for about a month. They were only able to shoot for a few minutes every day to capture the twilight on camera.
  • The first film directed by Lee Chang-dong in eight years.
  • This film was also inspired by William Faulkner's 1939 story "Barn Burning". Lee described the film as "the story of a young Faulkner living in the Murakami world."
  • The bushmen Hae-mi talked about are Saan peoples. They are members of various Khoesan-speaking indigenous hunter-gatherer groups representing the first nation of Southern Africa.
  • The film was sold to more than 100 countries and territories at the Marché du Film in Cannes Film Festival. This include Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Singapore, the United Kingdom, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Spain, Greece, Poland and Turkey.