PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) - North Korea is tapping into some American-style movie inspiration by showing the film icon Rocky Balboa pounding his Soviet rival.
State TV on Wednesday ran taped footage of young leader Kim Jong Un at a concert that played a rendition of the famous "Rocky" theme song and showed clips of the pumped-up American film character boxing against his Cold War rival Ivan Drago.
Appearing to glorify a popular American entertainment icon is an unusual move for Pyongyang, which regularly unleashes invective at its former wartime enemy.
The band also played "My Way" popularized by Frank Sinatra.
The concert last week also featured Disney characters in a performance not authorized by the Walt Disney Co.
Kim was accompanied at the concert by a woman who has not been identified.
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