In 1966, a decade past the close of the Korean civil war, North Korea's national football (i.e., soccer) team beat a cocky Italian squad to advance to the World Cup quarterfinals. As a World Cup jilly-come-lately, I had no idea that footballers could hold 37-year grudges (Italian fans supposedly continue to label any humiliating Italian loss "another Korea"), or that anyone would still care enough about a team making it to the 1966 quarterfinals to spend four years negotiating a film crew's entry into North Korea to interview... More >>>