Count Dracula and the Three Kims
There are always many moviegoers who are eager to see such hair-raising films as ``Dracula.''
They seem to enjoy the thrill of seeing blood-sucking vampire pouncing on their prey, often an innocent ``maiden.''
Hidden behind their die-hard enthusiasm is, perhaps, a kind of minor sado-masochistic streak common among most human beings.
It is no wonder then that we see sequel after sequel of this eerie tale.
Film buffs seem especially enthralled by the moment of Dracula's resurrection from his tomb in the dead of the night, but along with their awe comes questions:
``How could he come back to life even after he was stabbed in the heart? How could he be resurrected after his body was turned into ashes and blown away by the wind in the wake of the zealot pastor's fatal attack with the cross?''
A similarly unbelievable story of resurrection has been unfolding in Korea, a real-life saga which Koreans have been watching for the past half century in the domestic political sphere.
The perennial resurrectors are none other than the so-called three Kims -- Kim Dae-jung, Kim …
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Publication information: Article title: Count Dracula and the Three Kims. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Korea Times (Seoul, Korea). Publication date: April 7, 1999. Page number: Not available. © Not available. COPYRIGHT 1999 Gale Group.
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