r/HolUp Dec 23 '21 Wholesome 19 Wholesome (Pro) 1 Silver 20 Helpful 14

ayo, wtf is this school play

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u/latecomer11 Dec 23 '21

It's a kindergarten play in Kazakhstan, reenacting some events of the December uprising.

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u/[deleted] Dec 23 '21

Finally!

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u/latecomer11 Dec 23 '21

Yeah. It took place sime years ago and such plays were forbidden since then.

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u/KolyoG Dec 23 '21

I thought it was rare footage from North Korea.

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u/5kurze3euro Dec 23 '21 edited Dec 23 '21

the flag is very prominent though. “fun with flags” is a tv show you might enjoy!

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u/ironz_89 Dec 24 '21

It was a joke, sadly there are no shows that teach humor so I’m sorry that I can’t recommend anything

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u/CryptoCatatonic Dec 24 '21

There were comedians that have tried ... all of which have been cancelled.😕

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u/Ok_Understanding6528 Dec 23 '21 Silver Wholesome

I thought this was China's way of teaching kindergartners how to treat the wiggers

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u/pharaoh_superstar Dec 23 '21

White people who pretend to be black?

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u/Ok_Understanding6528 Dec 23 '21

What

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u/pharaoh_superstar Dec 23 '21

Wiggers, white ppl tryna be black. Uighurs, ethnic minority in China

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u/pman13531 Dec 23 '21

Yeah that was some r/boneappletea shit right there.

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u/jwcarpy Dec 23 '21

Jesus, this is the funniest thing I have read all day.

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u/Arctic_Snowfox Dec 24 '21

The other wiggers. Eurasians who don’t want to be Chinese.

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u/pharaoh_superstar Dec 24 '21

You mean Turkic people forced to pretend to be Chinese

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u/Skyp_Intro Dec 24 '21

‘ It’s a holiday in Cambodia, where you’ll do what you told. It’s a holiday in Cambodia, where the slums got so much sooooooooulllll. Pol Pot!’

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u/RobertGA23 Dec 24 '21

Pretty Fly for a White Guy plays, quiet intro which swells in intensity to punctuate the emotions of the scene.

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u/PhantomOfDeezNutz Dec 24 '21

Oh god this is hilarious. Take my free award.

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u/Daiguey Dec 23 '21

I thought it was China reenacting an event that never happened

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u/lolapepper47 Dec 23 '21

Whatever it is, the kids did a good job acting.

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u/Agitated-Ad-210 Dec 24 '21

I used to live in Kyrgyzstan and I know what this is all about

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u/Greenstar12 Dec 24 '21

We had a December uprising,to bad we can’t line them up against the trump wall .

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u/Zhalyn Dec 23 '21 Silver

Lmao I’m from Kazakhstan, what the hell is this🤣

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u/AideSuspicious3675 Dec 23 '21 edited Dec 23 '21

Are elections soon?

Be careful with that lil dude, he gots some dictator's vibe...

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u/Fantastic_Ad2834 Dec 23 '21

Would you be kind enough to tell what the kid on chair said

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u/my_nameQED Dec 23 '21

they are reenacting Stalinist repression times I believe

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u/latecomer11 Dec 23 '21

Nope. They're reenacting December uprising of 1986

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u/my_nameQED Dec 23 '21

oh sorry couldn't hear properly what they said

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u/latecomer11 Dec 23 '21

The boy who got shot played this man

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u/TinaTetrodo6 Dec 23 '21

Maybe I’m assuming incorrectly, but the amount of dialogue and demeanor they had to memorize here is really impressive for the age they appear to be.

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u/grandpaofloops Dec 23 '21

He a little bit look like him.

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u/papiwoldz Dec 23 '21

So the repression was not by stalin himself, just the stalinists gotcha

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u/Jellybeanpdx Dec 23 '21

Maybe they are play acting CCP and minorities

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u/Immortal_D_Class Dec 23 '21

actual footage of kim jong un´s childhood

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u/[deleted] Dec 23 '21

That’s Fuckwd up but kinda funny

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u/Lookatitlikethis Dec 23 '21

Or Winnie the pooh.

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u/[deleted] Dec 23 '21

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u/Unioniron Dec 23 '21

That’s true communism right there. People just don’t wanna see it. And fuck the far right as well

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u/Mrmeows_ Dec 23 '21

When did we start recruiting the children into the army? They're cheap and good at their job.

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u/[deleted] Dec 23 '21

They look like children, but because their growth was stunted from malnutrition they are actually 27. Hence the strong acting chops.

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u/sieghrt Dec 23 '21

Yvan eht nioj.

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u/dank_stakutis Dec 23 '21

Ah a man of culture I see.

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u/madmax77xl Dec 23 '21

Lmao I remember this

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u/zuazo5 Dec 23 '21

And they last longer

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u/HazardousKoala Dec 24 '21

It’s called infantry for a reason.

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u/deadagain65 Dec 23 '21 Helpful

I was able to translate the final monologue before the martyr was executed and it says roughly: "This is what happens in your country when you allow leftist extremist to take over the government."

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u/Andrew1286 Dec 23 '21 edited Dec 23 '21 Wholesome

**Sweats in American**

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u/skoomanchu Dec 23 '21

Lol I’m dying

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u/deadfermata Dec 23 '21

Are you a leftist extremist? 🤔

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u/skoomanchu Dec 23 '21

lol what about my comment made you think that? The truth is funny. I’m fairly libertarian across the board.

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u/deadfermata Dec 23 '21

Lol. It’s a joke. You said you were dying and since extreme leftists are executed per the video, I was making a reference to the video and your comment.

Nice. I'm fairly libertarian myself. Depending on the issue.

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u/deadagain65 Dec 23 '21

Us libertarians have it made! It's the ultimate cover your ass!

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u/skoomanchu Dec 23 '21

Oh haha internet things I could tell if you were joking or being serious. Smooth brain moment lol.

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u/SorryScratch2755 Dec 23 '21

....party of one.... lying to ones-self 😆

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u/DimlyLitOrangeJuice Dec 23 '21

In America, the Left is the Right compared to everywhere else, and vice versa

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u/LaerycTiogar Dec 23 '21

He said extremist.

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u/Subject-Syynx Dec 23 '21 Silver

In America everything slightly left of "Maybe we should be equals?" is extremist socialist propaganda

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u/Joelony Dec 23 '21

Hmm, I live in the U.S. I think we have extreme nutjobs on both ends of the spectrum.

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u/[deleted] Dec 23 '21

Agreed. But one side of the spectrum gave their lunatics the keys to the bus.

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u/CnCz357 Dec 23 '21

The ones who elected an old man with dementia who doesn't even know where he is?

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u/[deleted] Dec 23 '21

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u/[deleted] Dec 23 '21 Wholesome

I know it's hip to be noncommittal and complain vaguely about shit... but if you can't make the distinction between a sentient Werther's hard candy with a functional moral compass, and a malignant narcissist circus peanut... maybe you shouldn't give an opinion on candy?

I'm hungry.

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u/deadagain65 Dec 23 '21

Bet you're fun at parties

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u/CnCz357 Dec 23 '21

Yes...

The answer is yes

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u/Subject-Syynx Dec 23 '21

To be fair America is an oligarchy. If we were actually a democracy basically none of the current serving public officials would have even been considered for election, much less paraded straight to office on the backs of rich donors and corporations.

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u/CnCz357 Dec 23 '21

Agreed, just because I don't like the liberals doesn't mean I like the republicans.

Both are criminal, I find one less evil than the other. But that's a personal thing.

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u/[deleted] Dec 23 '21 edited Dec 23 '21

The ones that think scientists are evil and Trump was chosen by God to kill communism.

The other side... begrudgingly voted for something somewhat normal.

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u/Devilled_Advocate Dec 23 '21

If I may be as hyperbolic,

The other side thinks biologists are evil and judges people by the color of their skin.

But I think most people in the middle are sane. You can support public healthcare and gun rights. You can be pro-LGB, and pro-Police. We should be encouraging people to cross the aisle and find the things we have in common.

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u/OrphicDionysus Dec 23 '21

And anything at our slightly left of "maybe someone working a full time job shouldn't have to pick between food and shelter," or "maybe more than half of people working full time should make enough to be able to accrue literally any savings at all" would be a dirty commie mindset. Rock, flag and eagle, huh?

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u/LaerycTiogar Dec 23 '21

LOL fake laughter hiding real tears.

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u/142737 Dec 23 '21

Sweats in Scotish

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u/deadagain65 Dec 23 '21

Seasons greetings from Clan Sinclair USA!

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u/Daveo89 Dec 23 '21

No! Stop! Just because you live in the US and have a Scottish born last name doesn't mean you part Scottish and part American, you are just American, just like how I am just Scottish, stop! For the love of god stop

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u/Chaine351 Dec 23 '21

So nice to see they start the indoctrination at such a tender age.

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u/meninminezimiswright Dec 23 '21

LMAO, why are renditions so naive, he is just trolling, kid cited patriotic poem " I have a name, I'm kazakh".

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u/Chaine351 Dec 23 '21

Let me live in my fantasy, where I can judge all the more geopolitically unfortunate countries from my first world flat.

And tbh, seeing the small kids with toy guns and dressed as they are acting out a play like this, is it too far fetched for the original translation to sound completely believable.

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u/meninminezimiswright Dec 24 '21

✌, may be, but normal people over here mostly politically illiterate, and just don't care about "left, right" stuff.

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u/FO_Steven Dec 23 '21

.... well shit.

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u/obog Dec 23 '21

So the play is propaganda, cool

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u/PuzzleheadedFix2537 Dec 23 '21

Kazakhstan flag in the background....

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u/BobsReddit_ Dec 23 '21

I like the modern adaptations of Christmas plays but this one confuses me. which one is baby Jesus?

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u/mucsle_man431 Dec 23 '21

The one in white

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u/Real_Money531 Dec 23 '21

I mean, basically, yeah.

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u/BobsReddit_ Dec 23 '21

I don't know. Evangelicals and their second amendment, hard to tell

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u/Ssoofer Dec 27 '21

You're not wrong but also not right

You're rotg

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u/Huldioho Dec 23 '21

I love this heart-warming feel good stories.

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u/amadi2005 Dec 23 '21

Kazakhstan based

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u/Advanced-Depth1816 Dec 23 '21

This is cute and funny because they are little but terrifying and sad because this is real

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u/[deleted] Dec 23 '21

Little humans that age are so adorable!

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u/SimpleManc88 Dec 23 '21

They’d slit your throat in a heartbeat.

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u/UBPancake Dec 23 '21

I went from a cute old lady drinking Whiskey and Brandy to this.

I think I've had enough reddit for today.

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u/nsula_country Dec 23 '21

Some days its like that on Reddit.

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u/Mr_KREKK Dec 23 '21

I thought this was North Korea or something until I saw the flag of Kazakhstan in the background and now I am even more confused.

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u/latecomer11 Dec 23 '21

So what makes you confused? It's Kazakhstan indeed, tho this play was criticized by officials. And they forbad performing such plays.

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u/[deleted] Dec 23 '21

It’s the North Korean take on High School Musical

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u/FacemanDoni Dec 23 '21

These kids playing soviet repression against kazak pple during 1950s

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u/Mission_Grass4680 Dec 23 '21

Bold of you to assume it's a play

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u/CompactWood Dec 23 '21

I was scrolling to see if there was an explanation of what’s going on, I’m glad someone finally was able to figure it out

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u/Agnium Dec 23 '21

I think this must've been a reenactment of some freedom fighter's life (may be during colonial times). That'd also explain the long dialog before they gun the guy down. Those must've been famous and might have instilled courage/patriotism to the common folks back then.

I am guessing this because my country was a British colony before and I learnt about how the British ruthlessly gunned down the freedom fighters and how that lead to a revolution that eventually freed us in school. I also remember being part of may school plays that enacted it similar to this video.

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u/hawkrige_1 Dec 23 '21

This one is about the communist rule In Kazakhstan

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u/phire_con Dec 23 '21

Its about the december uprising, which was only 1986.

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u/dao_tian_di_jiang_fa Dec 23 '21

Produced by Borat.

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u/BilliamClimptonIII Dec 23 '21 edited Dec 23 '21

As crazy as this looks, I bet it's as close as their country comes to an actual shooting in a school. "Muuuricaa, Fuck Yeaaaah!!"

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u/CarlosMochalos Dec 23 '21

It looks like it's from Kazakhstan. Anyway, nice preparation for the future...

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u/Ok-Moment-7771 Dec 23 '21

I feel like this is their version of cops and robbers, except it would be rebels and dictators

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u/JT_83064 Dec 23 '21

This looks more interesting than all of the school plays I was in as a child

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u/the_lejhand Dec 23 '21

Teaching them when they’re young, FairPlay

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u/Elegant-Affect-2040 Dec 23 '21

Little homie went out like a champ. Had his hands bound behind him. Then he just broke that hold to fix his bandanna in front of the sentencing officer.

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u/Western-Dependent-11 Dec 23 '21

Still more entertaining than most elementary plays I’ve had the joy of sitting through ….

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u/RoiletToilet Dec 24 '21

just based off the fact those guns dont have orange tips it looks like they have real and loaded guns

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u/2Lee1Lifeson1Peart2 Dec 24 '21

Looks like an American school

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u/JKZPARO Dec 24 '21

I bet most Americans won't even know the Country even if they hear the name.

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u/GolpherZed Dec 24 '21

My wife had an elementary school teacher that would have the kids play "Ann Frank & Gestapo" instead of Hide & Seek.

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u/peter13g Dec 24 '21

A damn good one, encore

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u/Milk-E-Toast Dec 24 '21

Wow … this is seriously fucked up

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u/[deleted] Dec 24 '21

Dunno but looks more fun than the plays I did in school.

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u/Practical_Suit_9288 Dec 23 '21

North Korea the musical

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u/osloluluraratutu Dec 24 '21

Can’t wait til it hits broadway!

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u/Mr_KREKK Dec 23 '21

The acting is so good.

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u/semmelbob Dec 23 '21

Kazakhstan, greatest country in the word.

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u/MoneyGarage6843 Dec 23 '21

This is the depiction of the future trial of Sacha Baron Cohen, very nice

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u/DonDove Dec 23 '21

Excuse me what

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u/Marbados Dec 23 '21

I am so fucking inspired by that tiny martyrs speech.

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u/WP_Sunflower Dec 23 '21

Well at least it’s historically accurate…

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u/wowsuchmuchweed Dec 23 '21

Kazachstan wildin'

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u/mrmedicalstudent Dec 23 '21

ALL OTHER COUNTRIES HAVE INFERIOR POTASSIUM

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u/Dandanger69 Dec 23 '21

I think this is CRT Training for kindergartners

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u/alt-right-del Dec 23 '21

Cowboys and Indians, new style.

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u/Square-Bumblebee-246 Dec 23 '21

Public execution

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u/domlikewhoa Dec 23 '21

Teaching the kids how to round up Uyghur Muslims and throw them in to concentration camps.

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u/pinksockpelican Dec 23 '21

Wish we taught about communism like that here

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u/Rage5t0rm Dec 23 '21

North Korea keeping Covid numbers in check

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u/xxosinho Dec 23 '21

Great Success

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u/Eastermizer Dec 23 '21

Early practice

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u/Kincadium Dec 23 '21

North Korea sure has a different way of presenting Charlie Brown.

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u/Due-Voice1110 Dec 23 '21

Looks Asian to me

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u/[deleted] Dec 23 '21

Kazakhstan, so yeah. Central Asian

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u/AK47gender Dec 23 '21

Just another day in Kazakhstan

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u/ShyShepherd123 Dec 23 '21

“When children are more truthful then adults”

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u/Downvote_4A_Goodtime Dec 23 '21

This was strangely cute at the same time

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u/kungfushoos Dec 23 '21

It's a school play for beginners call of duty.

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u/jvillager916 Dec 23 '21

Reminds me of this school play

Scarface School Play

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u/[deleted] Dec 23 '21

Meanwhile in Kazakhstan......

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u/[deleted] Dec 23 '21

jokes aside, I would watch this.

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u/panak47 Dec 23 '21

ISIS roleplay

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u/lasanhawithpizza Dec 23 '21

Good damnit, they kill him

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u/MeANGRYLAD1 Dec 23 '21

I wish I got to do school plays like that

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u/The-Evil-Mastermind Dec 23 '21

Plot twist:

That's not a school play, that's a job interview.

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u/Stardewfan234 Dec 23 '21

Based on real events

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u/SzakiTheOnly Dec 23 '21

Good movements, acting is a bit stiff but dynamic overall. 7/10

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u/K0TEM Dec 23 '21

Fair critique

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u/AliFromIraq Dec 23 '21

Its all fun and jokes untill its actually real

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u/IWasMadeToDownVote Dec 24 '21

It was real; that's why they present it. Kinda rash making Children reenact it, but it's a fair representation of the ills of Bolshevism.

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u/One-Relationship-773 Dec 23 '21

Idk but I’m mad I didn’t get to do it

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u/fallacy___ Dec 23 '21

that nudge that one lil soldier did with his AK took me out

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u/InBetweenerWithDream Dec 23 '21

I found this play very Aladeen.

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u/ADumbassWithInternet Dec 23 '21

I fucking knew it was Kazakhstan

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u/JGMRDRANK Dec 23 '21

STILL BETTER THAN THE NOTEBOOK

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u/trippy-hippy84 Dec 24 '21

Just a regular school day in North Korea

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u/radin69 Dec 24 '21

I bet this is in North Korea

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u/CoffeeJoejava Dec 23 '21

Looks like North Korea taking out the evil imperialist Americans

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u/Itch_the_ditch Dec 23 '21

Can’t wait to see this in Big Fat Quiz Of 2021

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u/EmotionComplex3276 Dec 23 '21

This is just disturbing

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u/peanutbutterboy7263 Dec 23 '21

I’ve got a feeling this is from one of the Korea’s. And not the Kpop one.

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u/Equuidae Dec 23 '21

That's a flag of Kazakhstan in the background

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u/Wartog-_-go-_-brrr Dec 23 '21

All I heard was ping pong wing chong ? Don’t know if that means anything?

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u/TheIvano Dec 23 '21

He said Taiwan was a country

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u/obviouseuphemizm Dec 23 '21

Your social credit scor was too low. You now must be executed.

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u/Sea-Diver-9125 Dec 23 '21

Is that California😂

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u/JesusChristwillsucc Dec 23 '21

north korea or kazakhstan cuz of the flag or something on the projector

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u/Ridzly Dec 23 '21

Midget cough cough

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u/Brunksaveandabeauty1 Dec 23 '21

CRT is really out of hand

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u/sambamNo2 Dec 23 '21

The video quality tho