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FILM ON '87 AIRLINER BOMBING OPENS IN SEOUL

A feature film on the 1987 bombing of a South Korean airliner by alleged North Korean agents opened to the public here Saturday and some criticized it as propaganda.

Others, however, praised the South Korean-made film, titled "Virgin Terrorist" in English, as an artistic achievement.The film drew about 1,500 people to first-day showings in the capital, publicists said. Earlier, about 1,200 people, including half a dozen Cabinet ministers, attended a by-invitation premiere.

The documentary-style film features a self-confessed North Korean female agent who, along with a male companion, bombed a South Korean plane near Burma, killing all 115 people on board.